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Dean Brothers Corp. owns and operates a steel drum manufacturing plant. Lowell Wyden, the plant superintendent, hired Best Security Patrol, Inc. (BSP), a security company, to guard Dean’s property and “deter thieves and vandals.” Some BSP security guards, as Wyden knew, carried firearms. Pete Sidell, a BSP security guard, was not certified as an armed guard but nevertheless brought his gun, in a briefcase, to work. While working at the Dean plant on October 31, 2010, Sidell ?red his gun at Tyrone Gaines, a manufacturing plant employee, in the belief that Gaines was an intruder. The bullet struck and killed Gaines. Gaines’s mother has ?led a lawsuit claiming that her son’s death was the result of BSP’s negligence, for which Dean was responsible.

1. What is the plaintiff’s best argument that Dean is responsible for BSP’s actions?

2. What is Dean’s best defense? Explain.

Support your paper with a minimum of one (1) scholarly resource in addition to your required readings. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.

Length: 3-5 pages not including title and reference pages