Question: Intrastate Radiotelephone Inc was a public utility that supplied radiotelephone
Intrastate Radiotelephone, Inc. was a public utility that supplied radiotelephone utility service to the general public for radiotelephones, pocket pagers, and beepers. Robert Kranhold, an employee of Intrastate, was authorized to use his personal vehicle on company business. One morning, when Kranhold was driving his vehicle to Intrastate’s main office, he negligently struck a motorcycle being driven by Michael S. Largey, causing severe and permanent injuries to Largey. The accident occurred at the intersection where Intrastate’s main office is located. Evidence showed that kranhold acted as a consultant to Intrastate, worked both in and out of Intrastate’s offices, had no set hours of work, often attended meetings at Intrastate’s offices, and went to Intrastate’s offices to pick things up or drop things off. Largey sued Intrastate for damages. Is Intrastate liable? Largey v. Radiotelephone, Inc., 136 Cal. App. 3d 660, 186 Cal. Rptr. 520, 1982 Cal. App. Lexis 2049 (Court of Appeal of California)
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