Western Greyhound Lines v. Industrial Accident Commission

37 Cal. Rptr. 580, 225 Cal. App. 2d 517 (1964)

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Western Greyhound Lines v. Industrial Accident Commission

California Court of Appeal
37 Cal. Rptr. 580, 225 Cal. App. 2d 517 (1964)

Facts

Geneva I. Brooks (plaintiff) was a bus driver for Western Greyhound Lines (Greyhound) (defendant). One night around 1:45 a.m., Brooks was on a short layover at a Greyhound bus station in San Francisco. The bus station’s restaurant was closed at night, leaving open only a snack bar and coffee vending area with coffee of inconsistent quality. Brooks, as many bus drivers customarily did, went across the street to Foster’s Restaurant for coffee to refresh herself for her next trip. Greyhound permitted bus drivers to leave the premises on layovers, and Brooks was on the clock. While she was at Foster’s Restaurant, Brooks was attacked by a man because she refused to talk to him, and she sustained serious injuries. Brooks filed a claim for workers’-compensation benefits, and the Industrial Accident Commission (the commission) (defendant) allowed her claim. Greyhound appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Taylor, J.)

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