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Personal Injury Law

Negligence

What is a “frolic and detour”?

“Frolic and detour” refers to the action of an employee/agent in which the employee advances his own personal business rather than engaging in work for his employer. The concept is important in tort law, because if an employee is engaging in a “frolic and detour,” the employer is not vicariously liable for the negligent acts committed by the employee during this time period.



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