Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
In plaintiffs' tort action arising from a car accident against the defendant on theory of respondeat superior, trial court's grant of summary judgment in favor of defendant is reversed where an employee's attendance at an out-of-town business conference may be considered a special errand under the special errand doctrine, and in addition, when an employee intends to drive home from an errand, the errand is not concluded simply because the employee drives his regular commute route, but rather, the errand is concluded when the employee returns home or deviates from the errand for personal reasons. Here, the employer failed to show that the employee was not acting within the course and scope of his employment at the time of the accident.
Filed September 3, 2009
Opinion by Judge Kriegler