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Are you vicariously liable to someone you hired to carry out a negligent act?

Vicarious liability holds that when an employee is negligent and causes damage in the course of work, the employer is held liable. What if the "work" itself is negligent, and the damage ...
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Was the other person guilty of contributory negligence in the case below?

Some decades ago, I was making a left turn when my car stalled in the intersection. Prior to making the turn, I checked the ongoing lane and gotten an "all clear." That is, as far as I could ...