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University of Michigan Law School

Transportation Law

1948

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Insurance-Automobile Liability-Meaning Of "Permission" In Omnibus Clause, A. E. Anderson S.Ed. Mar 1948

Insurance-Automobile Liability-Meaning Of "Permission" In Omnibus Clause, A. E. Anderson S.Ed.

Michigan Law Review

Plaintiff's car was damaged in a collision with a truck driven by W, owned by M, and insured in the name of M by defendant. The policy contained an omnibus clause extending coverage to "any person legally using or operating the ['motor vehicle] with the permission, express or implied, of such owner." S had general charge of the truck, as an employee of M, and had previously used it for his own purposes to the knowledge of M, who made no objection. At the time of the accident, S was returning from a tavern with W …