Current Pending Cases – Civil

Melissa Binns v. Trader Joe’s East, Inc. (Assertion of Negligence Claim Against Employer When Vicarious Liability is Admitted)

Style: Melissa Binns v. Trader Joe’s East, Inc.

TSC Docket Number: M2022-01033-SC-R11-CV

Court of Appeals Opinion:  None

Summary by the Court of Appeals:  None – Court of Appeals refused to hear a Rule 9 appeal of this matter.

Permission to Appeal Granted: January 11, 2023

Statement of the Issue by the Defendant:  “[W]hether a plaintiff can assert direct negligence claims against an employer if the employer admits that it will be vicariously liable for the conduct of its employees under the doctrine of respondeat superior ?”

Defendant’s Rule 9 Application:  Click here to read.

Appellants’ Briefs Filed: May 17, 2023

Appellees’ Briefs Filed: July 17, 2023

Appellants’ Reply Brief Filed: July 31, 2023

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Oral Argument Date: October 4, 2023

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