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The law in New Mexico and many other states holds that when an employee of a company is performing his or her work-related duties, the employer can be held legally responsible for any injuries caused by that employee. In the case of William v. Curtis, No. 12-CV-716 MCA/LAM. (U.S Dist. Ct. N.M. 2014), the federal trial court faced the issue of whether liability for an accident caused by a driver for El Paso Natural Gas Co., Inc. could be imputed to the company even though the driver had finished his duties for the day. At the time the driver, who was still driving his company truck, caused the EPNG vehicle to collide with the plaintiff's vehicle, he was on his way to a motel to get some rest. 

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