"A pizza restaurant, for example, could be on the hook if a delivery person runs over a pedestrian while trying to comply with a 30-minute delivery goal. Same for a law firm that gives its attorneys cellphones, then one of them hits another driver while talking on the phone to a client." (http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012304220064)
Strangely (in my view), experts say that the lawyer's firm wouldn't be liable if he was talking to his mother.
"Even if the employee is not doing his job, the employer may be responsible if the worker was negligently hired or supervised. If, for example, a cable company hires a repairman with a history of violence without checking his record, and he then rapes a customer, there could be employer liability, experts say.
"Levinson said that the courts usually look at whether the employer knew or should have known the employee posed a risk and whether the employee’s conduct was foreseeable."
Pastor, Mavis Bennett said he had never had any complaints about Coulter.
I guess lawyers are our friends after all. They usually prefer to side with "Don't do that" instead of "This minuscule risk looks worth it." Lawyers and crisis managers should work hand in hand to identify potential crises and put out the fires before they flare up. If something doesn't feel right, it usually isn't.