USA: GM, Ford, threaten to stop leasing in some states unless owner liability law changes - report
General Motors and Ford said on Wednesday they will stop leasing vehicles in New York unless the state changes a law that holds automotive leasing companies, rather than drivers, liable in car accidents, Reuters reported. Reuters said that the states of New York, Rhode Island and Connecticut have so-called "vicarious" liability laws that hold the owner of a vehicle liable for an unlimited amount in accidents.
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