Torts Keyed to Dobbs
Fruit v. Schreiner
The Appellant was required to attend a sales convention conducted by his employer, Appellee #2. The Appellant drove his own car, but was reimbursed for expenses. The Appellant was encouraged to mix freely with out-of-state insurance experts in social as well as business events. On the second evening of the convention Appellant drove to a bar and restaurant to look for out-of-state colleagues. He found none and drove back to the convention center. On his way, he skidded across a highway and struck a disabled vehicle owned by Appellee #1. Appellee #1 was standing in front of his vehicle and his legs were crushed. He brought a personal injury claim against both the Appellant and Appellee #2. The jury found that Appellant was an employee acting within the scope of his employment and that Appellee #2 should be liable under the doctrine of respondeat superior.
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