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CRUG Wins Dismissal of Trucking Lawsuit

On October 5, 2023, the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas dismissed a lawsuit filed against CRUG’s client, TransAm Trucking, Inc., because the plaintiff had failed to sue the employee truck driver who allegedly caused the accident. The court agreed with arguments by CRUG attorneys Patrick Roche and Kurt Anderson that a claim of vicarious liability against an employer must first show that the individual employee is liable, and if the employee has not been sued and the statute of limitations expires, then the vicarious liability of the employer is likewise extinguished.  The decision is GSA Transport, Inc. v. TransAm Trucking, Inc., Franklin County Common Pleas No. 21-CV-002742 (Oct. 5, 2023).