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Roberson v. Allied Foundry & Machinery Co.
Alabama Supreme Court
447 So. 2d 720 (1984)
Betty Lou Roberson, a convenience store cashier, (plaintiff) sued the Allied Foundry & Machinery Company (defendant) in state court in Alabama for its alleged negligent supervision of work-release employees who robbed and assaulted her while they were on a work break from their jobs at Allied. Roberson submitted evidence to show that Allied knew or was suspicious that the work-release employees were drinking on the night of Roberson’s attack and that Allied allowed those employees to leave Allied’s premises during work breaks. Allied contended that it owed no special duty to Roberson or the public to restrain the work-release employees outside the scope of the workers’ employment. The trial court entered summary judgment for Allied, and Roberson appealed. Roberson argued that Allied had a special duty to supervise its work-release employees to protect her from the employees’ criminal acts because the workers had criminal propensities and so they required special supervision.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Faulkner, J.)
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