Court of Appeal of California
222 Cal. Rptr. 494 (1986)
Bruce Brandon (defendant) worked as a pipefitter for A.R.B., Inc. (A.R.B.) (defendant). Brandon was working on a site to which there was no public transportation, requiring him to drive. Because the employees were required to drive to the site, A.R.B. paid them a daily travel allowance to compensate for using their personal cars. One day, Brandon offered to drive a coworker, Richardson, home after work. On the way home, Brandon got into a car accident with Caldwell (plaintiff), causing Caldwell injuries. Caldwell brought suit against A.R.B. and Brandon. A.R.B. filed a motion for summary judgment, arguing that Brandon was not acting within the scope of his employment at the time of the accident. The trial court granted the motion. Caldwell appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning
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