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Zittrain Torts Playlist Spring 2013

Jeff Christensen and Kyle James Fausett, Plaintiffs and Petitioners, v. Gloria Swenson and Burns International Security Services, Defendants and Respondents.

Headnote

Is an employee acting within the scope of her employment during her lunch break? Plaintiff sued a security company and its employee (Swenson) for an automobile accident caused by the employee. The accident occurred while Swenson was on a break permitted by company policy. Swenson was returning from a lunch run to the only restaurant accessible within her break time. Besides a nearby vending machine or a bag lunch, there was no other source of food she could reach during her eight-hour shift without violating break policies.