Tenant Must Bear Entire Cost of Personal Injury Award

Facts: A car dealership leased a lot where its inventory was stored. It contracted with a car carrier company to transport its cars from certain locations to the lot. A mechanism devised by the dealership tenant to control traffic at the entrance to the lot pulled a brick wall down. A security guard was injured by the wall and sued both the dealership tenant and the carrier company. The tenant asked the carrier to indemnify it—that is, reimburse it for the money it was required to pay to the security guard for her injuries.

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