family purpose doctrine

Definition of "family purpose doctrine"
  1. A legal principle making the vehicle owner responsible for damages inflicted by any family member driving their vehicle
How to use "family purpose doctrine" in a sentence
  1. Under the family purpose doctrine, the parents were liable for damages caused by their son's reckless driving.
  2. The family purpose doctrine resulted in the father facing financial consequences after his daughter's car accident.
  3. The lawyer brought up the family purpose doctrine, implicating the vehicle owner in the damages caused by his nephew.

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