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AUTOMOBILES - HUSBAND'S LIABILITY FOR WIFE'S NEGLIGENCE WHILE DRIVING FAMILY AUTO - "FAMILY ERRAND" AND "FAMILY PURPOSE" DOCTRINES - ILLINOIS RULE
Plaintiff's automobile was damaged by collision with an automobile belonging to the defendant while being driven by defendant's wife who was on an errand to purchase a twenty-five cent Hallowe'en party dress for her daughter. The accident was caused by the negligence of the defendant's wife. The defendant, his wife, and their child were living together, and the wife's sole income was derived from her husband, and from this she was to provide clothing and meet other expenses for the child. The circuit court gave judgment of damages to the plaintiff and the defendant appeals. Held, the plaintiff could recover since the husband was liable for the wife's negligent driving of the family automobile owned by him while she was using it on a family errand to make expenditures for their daughter. O'Haran v. Leiner, 306 Ill. App. 230, 28 N. E. (2d) 315 (1940).
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