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Zittrain Torts Playlist Spring 2013

Patricia A. Miller and Harry M. Miller, Appellants (Plaintiffs below), v. Reiman-Wuerth Company, a Wyoming Corporation, Appellee (Defendant below), James W. Grandpre, Wyoming Beverage, Inc., Oliver Olsen, d/b/a Frontier Distributing Co., the State of Wyoming, State Highway Commission of Wyoming, and City of Cheyenne(Defendants below).

Headnote

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.