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Court: Assaulting passenger wasn’t part of cabby’s job

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A Pennsylvania man recently lost both rounds of a fight that began when he tried to skip out on his taxi fare. Igor Spitsin asked the driver to pull into a convenience store so he could get cash. But instead of heading for the ATM, he bolted. When the cabbie caught up with him, he repeatedly punched Spitsin, breaking his jaw.

Round 2 occurred when Spitsin sued the taxi company, claiming the driver had acted on its behalf when he pummeled him. In October, the Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed a lower court’s ruling that the company wasn’t liable because beating the stuffing out of passengers was outside the scope of the driver’s employment.

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