Tagged Graves Amendment
March 14, 2012 in Rental Operations
With some 700 attendees this year, the Car Rental Show demonstrated the renewed vigor in the domestic market and the industry’s rapid international growth.
November 29, 2011 in Legislative
The law, which was passed in 2005, had been challenged by the Association for the American Justice in September through a petition for review.
September 28, 2011 in Legislative
Graves Law, originally passed in 2005, prohibits states from imposing vicarious liability on non-negligent owners of rented and leased vehicles. A group of lawyers recently filed a petition for review and responses to the petition are due by Oct. 21.
April 25, 2011 in Legislative
In Vargas v. Enterprise Leasing Co., the Florida Supreme Court rejected the plaintiff's argument that Florida statutes that set caps on vicarious liability are "financial responsibility laws" that are preserved by the Graves Law.
By Chris Brown , March 2011
During its panel at the Car Rental Show, the American Car Rental Association board worked through recall legislation, threats to vicarious liability reform and what’s next with no-show fees (let’s start calling them guaranteed reservations).
By Bob Barton, December 2010
Bob Barton, president of the American Car Rental Association, asks the car rental industry for discipline, consensus and cooperation on the things that, if implemented, will benefit the industry as a whole.
By Chris Brown , November 2010 in Legislative
Faulkner brings more than 35 years of experience in car rental, as a corporate area manager, franchisee, independent RAC owner and legislative advocate.
October 27, 2010 in Legislative
Alberta's new regulation will limit the liability of non-negligent owners of vehicles operating under both long-term lease and short-term rental agreements.
September 29, 2010 in Legislative
TRALA President and CEO Tom James testified before Congress Tuesday in support of preservation of the existing federal law, known as the Graves/Boucher Law, which preempts states from imposing vicarious liability on owners of rented and leased vehicles.
July 21, 2010 in Legislative
The appeals court upholds an earlier ruling that GMAC could not be held for vicarious liability or negligent entrustment claims.
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If the Car Rental Show is an indicator of the health of the industry, the North American market is doing well — while the "growth markets" are really taking off.
On the fifth anniversary of Elaine Litwer’s death, I’m brought back to the work she did to repeal vicarious liability. But it’s also caused me to reflect on the mentors in my life.
In their fourth quarter conference calls, Avis Budget Group and Hertz gave an outlook on fleet costs, the used car market, fleet optimization strategies and potential acquisitions. Hertz shed light on the fallout from that excess fleet.
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