Is a canoe/kayak outfitting company responsible for trespass or vandalism committed by its customers as they kayak/canoe along the river?

Asked on October 18, 2015 under Business Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

No, the company is not liable, since they have no control over what the customers do or where they go, and did not presumably cause them to trespass or vandalize. Not causing them to trespass or vandalize, the company is not at fault not having any control, they also are not at fault, because they had no ability to prevent the trespass or vandalism. Not being at fault, they are not liable.


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