Cell phone related car accidents have received a lot of attention in the press and academic journals over the past few years.1 Articles have discussed the impact of driving while using a hand-held or hands-free cell phone, and in some instances have identified liability on the part of employers. A number of cases have gone to the jury on employer liability based on respondeat superior, where the employer is held responsible for the actions of an employee acting within the scope of employment.
Jordan B. Michael,
Automobile Accidents Associated With Cell Phone Use: Can Cell Phone Service Providers and Manufacturers Be Held Liable Under a Theory of Negligence?,
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