James Lewis was president of American Savings and Loan. One of the perks that Mr. Lewis enjoyed as president of the company was a company leased auto. Mr. Lewis allowed Mrs. Mary Ann Lewis to use the company car from time to time. One day while she was out on a drive, Mrs. Lewis caused an accident in which Virginia Cooke, the other driver, was injured. Before Mrs. Cooke could file suit she died but her survivors filed suit in her behalf. The suit included a claim of vicarious liability … [Read more...]
Even Though An Employee Is A Supervisor, If Not A “Managing Agent”, Employer Not Liable For Punitive Damages For Employee’s Acts
A night of fun at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino turned into a nightmare for Dedric Holman and Christina Edwards. The two were enjoying some gambling in the pre-dawn hours of February 19, 1994. Dedric was sitting at a blackjack table when Christina wandered off to try her luck elsewhere. Christina happened to look much younger than her age, a fact that prompted a casino employee to ask for her identification. Perhaps feeling a bit flustered, Christina explained that she had forgotten it at … [Read more...]
Parents Are Statutorily Liable For Damages Willfully Caused By Their Minor Children Up To $10,000, But Are Those Damages Covered?
As a practice, when a minor causes damage or injury, the plaintiff will name as defendants both the minor and the parents. There are a variety of theories under which the parents can be held liable for the minor’s acts. See HERE for example. If the minor’s acts appear to have been intentional, one of theory of recovery is a Nevada statute. N.R.S. 41.470 imposes limited vicarious liability on parents whose minor children willfully cause damage to others. The statute reads: NRS 41.470 … [Read more...]
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