California Appeals Panel: Driver’s Employer Not Liable For Pedestrian’s Injuries

(September 23, 2016, 9:22 AM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A California appellate panel on Sept. 16 reversed a trial court’s denial of a motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict filed by the Culinary Institute of America in a lawsuit brought by a person who was injured when he was struck by a car driven by a Culinary Institute chef instructor, finding that the instructor was not acting within the scope of his employment at the time of the accident (Leopoldo Jorge Jr. v. Culinary Institute of America., No. A143545, Calif. App., 1st...
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