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‘Bear hug’ of customer is within scope of employment – $1,200,000 Verdict (access required)

The sole cause of action was for vicarious liability of Lowe’s for its employee’s negligence in the “friendly bear-hugging” of a repeat customer at Lowe’s. Plaintiff is a 59-year-old Vietnamese contractor who operates his own home-improvement company. At the time of the incident at the store in Chantilly, plaintiff had been to the store more than ...

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