Musgrove v. SilverAnnotate this Case
A Hollywood producer took his chef and executive assistant on a trip to Bora Bora. While there, the executive assistance died after consuming alcohol, cocaine, and then drowning. The chef provided the woman with the cocaine and alcohol. The deceased's parents then filed this wrongful death claim against the producer. The trail court found that the chef's actions in providing cocaine and alcohol to the deceased fell outside the scope of his employment, granting summary judgment to the producer. The parents appealed.
On appeal, the Second Appellate District affirmed, agreeing that the chef's late-night activities with the assistant were not within the scope of his employment.