Calif. Appeals Court’s Marsh Ruling Widens Employer Liability

Law360, San Diego (September 20, 2013, 11:08 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court found Tuesday that a Marsh USA Inc. employee was acting within the scope of her employment when she got into a car accident while running personal errands, because the insurance broker required her to use a personal vehicle for work-related purposes — a holding experts say extends employer liability to some off-the-clock accidents.

California’s Second District Court of Appeal reversed a lower court’s summary judgment ruling in favor of Marsh, ruling that because the company required sales employee Judy Bamberger to use...
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