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Jeewarat v. Warner Bros. Entm't., No. B212323

By FindLaw Staff on September 08, 2009 12:15 PM

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. 

Read Jeewarat v. Warner Bros. Entm't., No. B212323

Appellate Information

Filed September 3, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Kriegler

Counsel

For Appellant:  Zukor & Nelson, Abram Charles Zukor and Marilyn H. Nelson

For Respondent:  Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman, Kevin D. Smith, Anne K. McIntyre and Nicholas M. Gedo

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