I’m trying to learn for my Business Law class and I’m stuck. Can you help?
Note: Must have access to below listed course book. Also, study guide is attached.
Kubasek, N., Browne, M. N., Herron, D. J., Dhooge, L. J., & Barkacs, L. (2016). Dynamic business law: The essentials (3rd ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.
Dave is a driver for Empire Courier Service. Around the company, Dave isknown as sort of a hothead. During his previous employment at another company,Dave had been involved in a workplace fistfight with a fellow employee,resulting in criminal charges.
One day, between deliveries and in acompany vehicle, Dave decides to get lunch. While leaving the parking lot atBig Burrito Bistro, the favorite lunch spot for most Empire Courier employees,Dave negligently causes a car accident with another vehicle, resulting ininjuries to Victor, the driver of the other car. As Dave and Victor arewaiting on the side of the road for the police to arrive, Victor comments toDave, “Oh, you drive for Empire Courier Service. It doesn’t surprise me thatEmpire hires bad drivers because their service stinks, and their prices aretoo high!” Dave is so offended that Victor would insult his employer’sprofessional reputation that he punches Victor in the face, causing Victor tosuffer even more injuries. Empire Courier Service does not, as a matter ofpolicy, do criminal background checks on its employees.
Considering the legal principles discussed in Chapter 20, explain who isliable for Dave’s negligence for causing the car accident, and explain who isliable for Dave’s intentional tort for punching Victor. Provide your answersin a case analysis of a minimum of 500 words. Cite any direct quotes orparaphrased material from outside sources. Use APA format.