This note first considers major developments in the law which preceded Buchanan. The reasoning of the Washington Supreme Court in this case then will be explicated, together with an analysis of the disparate views of the members of the court. This analysis will show that the majority position has unnecessarily excluded tort actions from the purview of RCW § 49.32.070. The note will conclude with a proposal for an alternative approach for the Washington courts to follow in future union-related tort cases.
Paul M. Feinsod,
Labor Unions—Vicarious Liability for Torts Committed by Members—Buchanan v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters, 94 Wn. 2d 508, 617 P.2d 1004 (1980),
57 Wash. L. Rev.
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