Tag: Cooley Godward

Cell Phones: What If an Employee Gets in an Accident While Doing Business on Your Cell? February

Although I gather it’s not illegal yet to talk on a handheld cell phone while driving, I’ve been hearing about some situations in which the company was held liable for accidents when the employee was doing business on the cell phone while driving. Even while driving to a ball game with the kids and taking […]

Managing New Technology: Employer Hit With $30 Million Lawsuit After Worker Using Cell Phone While Driving Kills Pedestrian; Tips For Avoiding Accidents—And Liability

The debate has heated up over the safety of using cell phones while driving. Some argue that the risk of accidents while on the phone is on a par with routine distractions such as adjusting the radio or climate controls in the vehicle. Others contend that the danger greatly escalates when a driver is talking […]