Read Case 34-2, Iglesia Cristiana La Casa Del Senor, Inc. v. L.M.,
Explain the concepts of agency and respondeat superior. Assume that L.M.’s account of the incident is true. Examine the exception to the “scope of employment” criteria mentioned by the judge. How could the plaintiff make an argument that Pacheco’s conduct was within the scope of his employment? You may have heard of similar cases in the news, where the employer of the offending party was held liable, such as cases involving a teacher and a student. On what basis should employers be held liable for the acts of their employees in these types of cases?