Repair Garage not liable for theft of customer’s ATVs

Plaintiff transported his ATVs to defendant’s garage for repairs. They were stored in a locked, secure and well-lite area. Overnight, the garage was vandalized and the ATVs stolen. Plaintiff filed suit against the garage owner. After a bench trial, the Judge agreed with Mohammed Nofal’s position that the theft did not occur as a result of the garage owner’s negligence; additionally the force majeure clause in the repair order limited liability. Verdict was entered in favor of Mohammed’s client.