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Zittrain Torts Playlist Spring 2013

Miller v. Reiman-Wuerth Company

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Can personal errands done during business hours fall under the scope of employment? A company employed a carpenter who was involved in a car accident with the plaintiff. At the time of the accident, the carpenter was returning back to a job site after running a personal errand. Earlier, a supervisor of the company had granted the carpenter permission to leave. The errand related solely to the carpenter’s finances and personal relationships.