Dept. of “Kill all the Lawyers”
According to the Detroit News, Ford will no longer lease vehicles in the state of New York because of New York’s ah, unique liability laws.
It seems that the law in NY prevents lessors from being held responsible for accidents.
Ford cited a $1-million verdict against its consumer loan unit resulting from a suit by a girl whose father, while driving a leased car, ran over her while she was sunbathing.
Well, hell, that was obviously Ford’s fault.