Whiting et al v. Hogan et al
ORDER granting in part and denying in part 155 Motion for Partial Summary Judgment. Plaintiffs' claims of (1) negligent hiring; (2) negligent supervision; and (3) negligent entrustment are dismissed from Counts Two and Three of this action, (Doc. 1-1, Compl. at 813; Doc. 21, Amend. Compl.). (See document for further details). Signed by Judge G Murray Snow on 8/28/13. (LAD)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA
Larry Whiting and Leroy Whiting,
Dana A. Hogan; Mayflower Transit, LLC;
and Clark Moving and Storage, Inc.,
Pending before the Court is Defendants’ Motion for Partial Summary Judgment.
(Doc. 155.) For the reasons discussed below, the Motion is granted in part and denied in
Defendants Clark Moving and Storage Inc. and Mayflower Transit LLC move for
partial summary judgment on Plaintiffs claims of (1) negligent hiring; (2) negligent
supervision; and (3) negligent entrustment. (See Doc. 1-1, Compl. at 8–13; Doc. 21,
Amend. Compl.) Defendants contend that these claims are duplicative of Plaintiffs’
vicarious liability claims and would allow for a double recovery. Defendants do not
dispute that vicarious liability applies to them for Defendant Hogan’s actions while
driving at the time of the subject accident. (Doc. 156, DSOF ¶ 5.) In their Response,
The Parties’ requests for oral argument are denied because they have had an
adequate opportunity to discuss the law and evidence, and oral argument will not aid the
Court’s decision. See Lake at Las Vegas Investors Group v. Pac. Malibu Dev., 933 F.2d
724, 729 (9th Cir. 1991).
Plaintiffs stipulate to dismissal of these claims. (Doc. 157 at 1.)
The Parties dispute whether Defendants should be awarded costs as the prevailing
parties on these claims. The Court will not award costs to either Party until the underlying
claims are adjudicated and liability is determined.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Defendant’s Motion for Partial Summary
Judgment is granted in part and denied in part. Plaintiffs’ claims of (1) negligent hiring;
(2) negligent supervision; and (3) negligent entrustment are dismissed from Counts Two
and Three of this action, (Doc. 1-1, Compl. at 8–13; Doc. 21, Amend. Compl.).
Dated this 28th day of August, 2013.
Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.
Why Is My Information Online?