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VICARIOUS LIABILITY - Liability of employer for acts of employee

Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 8:55 AM  

Appeal by Ontario from a finding of liability in Walters’ negligence claim, arising out of injuries he sustained in a beating by a fellow inmate in the Don Jail. Walters was a low-level member of a gang, while his assailant Riley was a high-level member of a rival gang. Upon his arrival at the jail, Walters was placed on the same range as Riley, as part of the jail’s policy of separating members of the same gang. The goal of the policy was to prevent gang...