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Edgewater Motels, Inc. v. Gatzke
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Edgewater Motels, Inc. (Plaintiff) brought an action against Gatzke and his employer, Walgreen’s (Defendants), in connection with fire damage to one of its properties caused by Gatzke’s negligently smoking a cigarette while in his motel room. The jury found Gatzke to be 60% liable, and his employer liable for the remainder. The trial judge concluded that Gatzke’s conduct did not fall within the scope of his employment, rendering a judgment notwithstanding the verdict in favor of Walgreen’s.
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