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I let my friend borrow my truck and he let one of his employees borrow it (without my permission), the employee stole it, he nor the truck has been found. Can I sue my friend for the cost of the truck? There was never a written agreement; I just let him borrow it not knowing he would be that irresponsible. I don't think my insurance will cover it, at least thats what they are saying.


In that event your friend "lost a truck". It doesn't matter that he let someone else borrow it. He is responsible for it.

I would say yes - you can sue your friend for the depreciated value of your truck.

I don't think my insurance will cover it, at least thats what they are saying.
Next time you lend a friend a truck and he calls you and says "I let some guys borrow your truck that you lent me - and they stole it" - don't call your insurance company and say "I lent my truck to my friend who lent it to someone else and they stole it"

Say: "Someone stole my truck" - and thats what the police report should say too.


Oh yeah, and just so you know for the future.

You CAN (that is: it is permitted) - sue anybody for any reason at any time. Except maybe god, but I don't know what happened when that guy sued god so maybe even god now.

Most folks really mean "will I win".

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