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dc.contributor.authorMaldonado, Kirken_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-14T01:39:35Z
dc.date.available2013-02-14T01:39:35Z
dc.date.issued1977en_US
dc.identifier.citation10 Creighton L. Rev. 48 (1976-1977)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/38941
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION|In a case of first impression, Bridgeford v. U-Haul, the Nebraska Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of a statute which imposes strict liability upon the owners of leased trucks for damages resulting from the operation of such vehicles. In contrast, other jurisdictions have ruled similar owner's liability statutes unconstitutional on due process grounds.|Gerald Bridgeford was a passenger in a car which was struck from behind by a truck owned and leased by U-Haul. Because he was unable to determine the true identity of the driver or the lessee, Bridgeford brought suit against U-Haul under the following statute:|The owner of any leased truck, truck-tractor, whether with or without trailer, or trailer shall be jointly and severally liable with the lessee and the operator thereof for any injury to or the death of any person or persons, or damage to or the destruction of any property resulting from the operation thereof in this state.|The district court sustained U-Haul's demurrer on the grounds that the statute deprived truck owner-lessors of their property without due process of law, and did not afford them equal protection of the law." On appeal, the Nebraska Supreme Court, holding the statute to be a permissible exercise of the state's police power, reversed and remanded...en_US
dc.publisherCreighton University School of Lawen_US
dc.titleConstitutional Law - Due Process - Equal Protection - Nebraska Supreme Court Upholds Statute Imposing Strict Liability upon Owners of Leased Trucksen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.rights.holderCreighton Universityen_US
dc.description.volume10en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.title.workCreighton Law Reviewen_US
dc.description.note1976-1977en_US
dc.description.pages48en_US


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