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Negligence Tort

Hypothetical:

John Stokely is a sales executive for AAA Auto Dealers, a local automobile dealership. He often drives to the manufacturing facility, which is 150 miles from the dealership, to check on new orders. Johnâ??s employer reimburses him for gasoline, food, and lodging, and provides John with a dealer car to drive. While driving to the manufacturing plant, John decided to stop by his cousinâ??s house for dinner. His boss accompanied him on the visit â??to get a decent meal for a change.â? While on the way there, John collided with and injured a motorcyclist. Is AAA Auto Dealers liable for Johnâ??s negligence?

Research the legal issues surrounding vicarious liability of employers and respondeat superior. You should also research the coming and going rule along with frolic and detour rules for vicarious liability.

Reference both primary sources and secondary sources in your research. Examples of primary sources include cases, statutes, constitutional provisions, and regulations. Examples of secondary sources including law reviews and journals, treatises, Restatements, dictionaries, and the Restatement of Torts.

Part One: Research Log

For Part One of the assignment, answer the questions below about the research you conducted.

What primary sources did you use?
What secondary sources did your use?
What search terms did you use for each search?
What search method did you use (Terms & Connectors, Natural Language, and/or Easy Search)?
Part Two: Analysis

After conducting research, discuss in a memorandum to your instructor whether AAA Auto Dealers liable for Johnâ??s negligence.

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What primary sources did you use?
Common Law doctrine of agency - Respondent Superior.
What secondary sources did your use?
Book: Giliker.P, (2010) Vicarious Liability in Tort: A Comparative Perspective, Cambridge University Press, 2010
What search terms did you use for each search?
Respondent Superior, vicarious liability, coming and going rule, and frolic and detour rules;
What search method did you use (Terms & Connectors, Natural Language, and/or Easy Search)?
The method used Terms and Connectors:

After conducting research, discuss in a memorandum to your instructor whether AAA Auto Dealers liable for Johnâ??s negligence. The memorandum should be 1-2 pages in length using 12 point Times New Roman font, double-spaced lines, and one-inch margins. Make sure to cite your sources using APA and Bluebook citation format. The document should be in a ...

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