This issue arises again with the news reports that the driver of the bus which overturned Saturday morning in The Bronx, killing 15 (at latest count), had an extensive criminal record including a manslaughter conviction.
This man, who has served two separate jail terms, might not have been hired by the bus company if it had known of his felonious history. The bus company should expect to be sued on some negligent hiring theory and could face the prospect of ruinous litigation that threatens its existence.
(Side note: Eric Dixon provides litigation counseling to businesses, their owners and managers, and other individuals facing life-altering, career-threatening or business-threatening litigation, investigations or prosecution.)
Do you know who you are dealing with?
Can you afford not to know who you're dealing with?
The families of a few dozen passengers on that casino bus sure wish they had known.
Eric Dixon is a New York investigative lawyer. He can be reached at edixon@NYBusinessCounsel.com and by phone at 917-696-2442.