My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Texas
Background information: Business in question is owned by two partners, henceforth called business owner #1 and #2.
Employee was on the clock, driving the business owner #2's vehicle for business and gets pulled over and ticketed for the vehicle's tags being out of date. Business owner #2 says he will take care of $80 ticket.
Business owner #2 did NOT take care of ticket so fine escalated to nearly $700 due to additional non appearance in court fines plus warrants for (now former) employee's arrest. Business owner #2 has since left the company.
Former employee contacts both business owners about fine, business owner #1 claims the vehicle was "not a registered company vehicle" and therefore not the company's responsibility. Business owner #2 (owner of vehicle) will not respond.
Since the vehicle belonged to an owner of the company, was being used by an employee during business hours and for business reasons when employee was ticketed for expired tags, can the company be liable for the fines?