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Court Dismissed Several Counts Against Transportation “Broker” on Basis of Vicarious Liability, but Held that Issue of Negligent Entrustment of Driver May Ultimately Go to Jury

Allen v. Foxway Transportation, Inc., 2024 WL 0478015, No. 4:21-cv-00156 (M.D. Pa. Dec. 7, 2023) – In a tragic, fatal collision between a tractor trailer and a passenger vehicle, which was disabled after striking a deer, the issue presented to the court was relative to whether a “broker” company that arranged for the specific motor carrier to ship items was vicariously responsible for the conduct of the driver….
By: Marshall Dennehey
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