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113.  "The Most Important Car Case Of The 20th Century," Car Collector, January 2001, at 116-119  View Low-Resolution .GIF Version View High-Resolution .PDF Version

Extended discussion of the most significant automotive court opinion of the last century

MacPherson v. Buick Motor Company, 217 N.Y. 382, 111 N.E. 1050 (1916)

Note: For an excellent and entertaining examination of the facts and background of the MacPherson case, I strongly recommend obtaining from your local library David W. Peck's wonderful book, Decision at Law (1961).  The case is discussed in Chapter 2, pages 38-69.  The entire book should be read by anyone interested in learning more about several classic legal cases.  A lighthearted look at the case is provided in the essay, "The Most Outrageous Consequences," by James Reid Parker, which appears at pages 8-15 of William L. Prosser's book, The Judicial Humorist (1989).  A recent scholarly assessment of the ongoing impact of MacPherson is the article by John C.P. Goldberg and Benjamin C. Zipursky, "The Moral of MacPherson," which was published at 146 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1733 (August 1998).

114.  "Grounds For A Claim," Car Collector, February 2001, at 64  View Low-Resolution .GIF Version View High-Resolution .PDF Version

Liability of car show operator for participant's personal injuries when latter fell on premises

McDonald v. Christian, 2000 Wash. App. LEXIS 37 (Court of Appeals of Washington, Division Two, January 7, 2000)

115.  "Time For A Mustang," Car Collector, March 2001, at 72  View Low-Resolution .GIF Version View High-Resolution .PDF Version

Statutes of limitation applied to alleged breach of contract to repair an old car

Mancino v. Rydarowicz, 2000 Ohio App. LEXIS 492 (Court of Appeals of Ohio, Seventh Appellate District, Columbiana County, February 11, 2000)

116.  "A Matter Of Great Import," Car Collector, April 2001, at 66  View Low-Resolution .GIF Version View High-Resolution .PDF Version

Importation of classic car and applicability of duty-free classification under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States

Connor v. United States, 2000 Ct. Intl. Trade LEXIS 32 (United States Court of International Trade, March 27, 2000)

117.  "The Shared Chevrolet," Car Collector, May 2001, at 70  View Low-Resolution .GIF Version View High-Resolution .PDF Version

Coverage under "omnibus" clause of automobile liability insurance policy where named insured gives permission to another to use the car, and then that other independently gives permission to a third party to use the car

Wade v. Autoland, Inc., 2000 La. App. LEXIS 1257 (Court of Appeal of Louisiana, Second Circuit, May 26, 2000)

118.  "Worse Than Dead," Car Collector, June 2001, at 68-69  View Low-Resolution .GIF Version View High-Resolution .PDF Version

Coverage of automobile under homeowner's insurance policy: interpretation of "dead storage" provision and consideration of what qualifies as and effect of "maintenance" being performed on vehicle

David v. Tanksley, 218 F.3d 928, 2000 U.S. App. LEXIS 18194 (8th Cir. 2000) (United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, July 28, 2000)

119.  "Judicial Restraints," Car Collector, July 2001, at 66  View Low-Resolution .GIF Version View High-Resolution .PDF Version

Smith v. Butterick, 2000 Fla. App. LEXIS 10066 (Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, August 9, 2000)

History of automobile seat belts, exemptions from mandatory seat belt use laws for old cars, use of so-called "seat belt defense" in accident liability litigation

120.  "A Model Disagreement," Car Collector, August 2001, at 70-71 View Low-Resolution .GIF Version View High-Resolution .PDF Version

Willborn v. McBride, 2000 Tex. App. LEXIS 5630 (Court of Appeals of Texas, Fourth District, August 23, 2000)

Breach of contract, conversion, and civil conspiracy claims by ex-husband against ex-wife and her new husband, regarding 1929 Ford Model A, which divorce decree ordered sold and proceeds split

121.  "Libel Liability," Car Collector, September 2001, at 62-63  View Low-Resolution .GIF Version View High-Resolution .PDF Version

Isquick v. Adams, No. CV 97 08 4858 (Summit County, Ohio, Court of Common Pleas) (jury verdict February 2001, on appeal)

Car owner's liability for defamation and business interference in counterclaim brought by restorer for owner's statements to others regarding restorer's performance and conduct

Update: The lower court decision discussed was affirmed in Isquick v. Dale Adams Enterprises, Inc., 2002 Ohio 3988, 2002 Ohio App. LEXIS 4176 (Court of Appeals of Ohio, Ninth Appellate District, August 7, 2002)

122.  "From Pursuit To Lawsuit," Car Collector, October 2001, at 57  View Low-Resolution .GIF Version View High-Resolution .PDF Version

Adams v. Nebraska, 2000 Neb. App. LEXIS 270 (Nebraska Court of Appeals, August 29, 2000), affirmed, 625 N.W.2d 190 (Nebraska Supreme Court, April 26, 2001) (see November column re latter)

Liability of state for damages sustained in an accident allegedly during a police chase between pursued and a third party

123.  "The Adverse Advertisement," Car Collector, November 2001, at 67  View Low-Resolution .GIF Version View High-Resolution .PDF Version

Lorenzo v. Lane, 2000 Conn. Super. LEXIS 3519 (Superior Court of Connecticut, October 26, 2000)

Personal jurisdiction regarding seller based in part on placement of advertisement in national automotive magazine in lawsuit regarding sale of old car

Update on Adams case from October column

124.  "The Courted Corvette," Car Collector, December 2001, at 73  View Low-Resolution .GIF Version View High-Resolution .PDF Version

V.J.M. Associates, Inc. v. Gilmore, 44 S.W.3d 440 (Court of Appeals of Missouri, April 24, 2001)

Slander to title claim relating to ownership of a collector car

 

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