Murrell v. Goertz

Court of Appeals of Oklahoma, 1979.

597 P.2d 1223.

Prosser, pp. 664-665


Facts: Goertz was making collections for newspaper delivery and had an altercation with the plaintiff, eventually hitting her.  She sued him as well as the publishing company that published the newspaper.  She won against Goertz, but the trial court gave summary judgment to the publishing company on the basis that Goertz was employed by an independent contractor, and thus the employer wasn’t responsible.










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