Business Litigation: September 2020 Archives

Court holds that Uber cannot be held vicariously liable for the alleged sexual misconduct of its driver

Under the theory of respondeat superior, an employer may be vicariously liable for the torts of its employee. In order to prevail on a claim of vicarious liability, the plaintiff must show two elements: (1) that an employer-employee relationship exists and (2) that the alleged conduct occurred within the course and the scope of employment.

Business Interruption Coverage Class Action: Update on Rinnigade Art Works v. Hartford Financial Group

Back in June, Massachusetts saw the filing of the first suit seeking class action status challenging an insurance company's denial of coverage for COVID-19 related business losses, Rinnigade Art Works v. Hartford Financial Group.

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