Employers May Face Vicarious Liability for Dangerous Acts of Independent Contractors

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Generally, businesses who hire independent contractors are absolved from any liability for the wrongful acts of those independent contractors unless the work is “inherently dangerous activity.” The concept is that businesses cannot contract away the responsibility for dangerous activities. This concept was recently addressed in Stout v. Johnson, 159 Wn. App. 344 (2011), where a criminal sued a bail bond company for injuries that he sustained when the bail bond company’s independent contractor – i.e., the bounty hunter – apprehended him after he failed to appear in court for a scheduled hearing.

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