Jeld-Wen, Inc. v. Superior Court, 131 Cal. App. 4th 853 (2005)

In this wrongful death action arising from a motor vehicle collision, the decedent’s survivors sued Jeld-Wen and its employee Hector Solis on various negligence theories, including a claim that Jeld-Wen had negligently entrusted the vehicle to Solis. Jeld-Wen moved for summary adjudication of the negligent entrustment claim on the ground that it had already admitted its vicarious liability for the acts of Solis. The Court of Appeal agreed with Jeld-Wen and granted its petition for a writ of mandate ordering that its summary adjudication motion be granted.