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Seize the Subrogation Opportunity in the Graves Amendment

Under the Graves Amendment, car rental operators have the right to subrogate on liability payments caused by your renters. Are you exercising this right to lower your loss runs?

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The Graves Amendment: Challenges, Interpretations, Answers

More than 10 years after its enactment, we have answers regarding the interpretation of the Graves Amendment and a blueprint to use it to limit liability.

ACRA Panel: A Rational, Safe Way to Handle Recalls

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).

Guest Editorial: All I Want for the Holidays

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.

Sharon Faulkner Appointed Executive Director of ACRA

Faulkner brings more than 35 years of experience in car rental, as a corporate area manager, franchisee, independent RAC owner and legislative advocate.

Developments in Negligent Entrustment Law

Are increases in negligent entrustment lawsuits a result of injured plaintiffs blocked by the Graves Amendment?

Here We Go Again: Graves Amendment Under Attack

A proposed amendment to the Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2010 would overturn existing law preventing vicarious liability of renting and leasing companies. Industry associations claimed a small victory this week—but it may not be over.

Graves Amendment Under Attack

The legislation that eliminated vicarious liability of owners of rented or leased vehicles has held up in most decisions. However, its constitutionality is being challenged in cases in New York and Florida.

What Does the End of Vicarious Liability Mean?

Not clear on what the new legislation covers? Here's one attorney's analysis of how the highway bill's Graves amendment will impact the vehicle rental industry.

Federal Tort Reform Efforts Focus on Transportation Bill

The battle to repeal or limit vicarious liability is still being waged in New York and Connecticut at the state level, but federal reform efforts may hold the most promise.