Línea Directa Aseguradora, SA v Segurcaixa, Sociedad Anónima de Seguros y Reaseguros

European Union – Insurance. A vehicle parked in a private garage of a building which had not been moved for more than 24 hours, used in accordance with its function as a means of transport, had caught fire which had originated in the electrical circuit of that vehicle and had caused damage to that building. In proceedings concerning the reimbursement of the compensation which an insurance company had paid to the owner of the building, the Court of Justice of the European Union held, in a preliminary ruling, that the situation fell within the concept of 'use of vehicles' referred to in art 3 of Directive (EC) 2009/103 for the purposes of insurance against civil liability in respect of the use of motor vehicles.

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