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Patricia I Murray obtained a judgment in favor of  the defendant/owner of a vehicle that was stolen and subsequently involved in an accident resulting in serious injury, (broken hip and femur/compartment syndrome) to a passenger. The injured party alleged that the owner negligently left his keys in the vehicle , allowing it to be stolen. Pat successfully convinced the Court  that the plaintiff’s theory was based entirely on inadmissible  speculation, and that the dangerous instrumentality doctrine could not be applied in this matter so as to impose liability on the owner, extricating her client from the case and winning summary judgment at a relatively early stage of the litigation.