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Walgreens On Hook For La. Employee's Auto Accident

Law360 (June 13, 2018, 10:39 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana appeals court ruled Wednesday that Walgreens can be held vicariously liable for an auto accident caused by one of its pharmacist employees, saying because the employee was driving following a training seminar, the accident occurred in the course and scope of her employment.

In a published opinion, a five-judge Court of Appeal panel for the Third Circuit affirmed a trial judge's determination that Walgreen Co. pharmacist Vivian Boutte was acting as a company employee when she struck Karen Sue Thibodeaux in a 2014 auto...
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