Negligent Hiring Theory Requires Physical Injury

In this negligent hiring case, the plaintiff bought a truck that she later discovered had been stolen.  The Court of Appeals upheld the trial courts grant of summary judgment in favor of defendants because the economic loss rule barred recovery of economic damages based on a claim of negligent hiring.  Instead, such a claim requires proof of physical injury from the negligent hiring, which the plaintiff could not establish.

Clark v. PFPP L.P.

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