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Well it depends. When the door opened, did it cross the line into the other parking space? If so, then the person who opened the door is At Fault. If the door was open before they got into their car to back out, then they would be aware of it (therefor would wait until the door is closed before backing out). If they got into their car and then the person opens their door next to them, how can the driver be aware of that when they are focusing on the back of their car as they back out (most people turn around and look behind the car so they don't run a person over - not check for open doors).

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