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Dropping boulder from overpass onto passing car



No, it's not covered under the auto insurance policy of one of the perpetrators (as arising "directly or indirectly" from the use of an automobile), per Canada's supreme court, reversing a lower court. The supposed trigger for coverage found by the lower court was that one of the miscreants "transported rocks to the overpass in the back of his truck". In a separate case, the high court also ruled that a hunting accident is not brought within the terms of auto insurance coverage just because the hunter's headlights were illuminating possible game (which turned out to be a fellow hunter). PoL contributor David Rossmiller has details.

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