Ariz. Court Says Employer Not Liable For Biz Trip Car Crash

Law360, New York (July 9, 2012, 7:37 PM EDT) -- The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday that an employer was not vicariously liable for a car accident caused by an employee on an out-of-town assignment after hours, resolving a split among state appeals courts that could have exposed employers to substantial liabilities.

The state's highest court concluded that Gulf Interstate Engineering Inc. employee Ian Gray was not subject to his employer's control when he hit a motorcyclist with his car while returning to his hotel from dinner during an extended away-from-home assignment, and that the company...
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