Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Phoenix | Republic not liable in bicyclist's death

The Arizona Republic doesn't have to pay damages after a man died in an accident with one of the paper's delivery people, an Arizona appeals court ruled, according to a Courthouse News Service report today.

Stephanie Sebastian was driving home from her delivery route when she collided with bicyclist Wesley Carnes. The 49-year-old man died from his injuries.
 Carnes' widow filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Republic on behalf of herself and the couple's two adult children, the news service says.

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled in the newspaper's favor based on the "coming-and-going" rule, since Sebastian had delivered her last paper of the day 15 minutes before the accident.
 The Arizona Court of Appeals upheld the judgment Thursday.


  1. First layoffs, then furloughs, now murder? Damn you GCI!

  2. Huh? If you are in a wreck on your way to work, is it the companys fault?


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