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    Carlos delivers pizza for Mama Mia's Pizza Parlor. One of his employer's rules is that delivery employees are never to violate posted speed limits. While traveling 50 miles per hour in a 30-mile-per-hour speed zone, Carlos negligently crashes into a city bus. Is Mama Mia's liable for the injuries caused by Carlos? Discuss.

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    The doctrine of respondeat superior may apply here. This doctrine provides that an employer will be held liable for the acts of his or her employees if the employees are acting within the scope of their employment. To determine whether or not Carlos was acting in the scope of his employment, consider the following questions:
    Did the employer authorize the employee's act?
    The time, place, ...

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    The doctrine of respondeat superior is also infused with this case.