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Hearing Held on Bill to Repeal the District of Columbia’s Vicarious Liability Law

June 22, 2004

The Committee on Public Works and Environment of the District of Columbia City Council held a hearing on June 9 on a bill to repeal the City’s vicarious liability law, according to the American Automotive Leasing Association (AALA), which has been actively lobbying against the law. Known as B-15-0809, the bill was sponsored by Councilman Jack Evans and it seeks to repeal the City’s vicarious liability law that holds non-negligent vehicle owners liable for damage and/or harm caused by vehicle operators. Evans introduced the legislation on April 23.
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