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Principal’s Tort and Criminal Liability

15 January, 2016 - 09:35


  1. Understand in what circumstances a principal will be vicariously liable for torts committed by employees.
  2. Recognize the difference between agents whose tort and criminal liability may be imputed to the employer and those whose liability will not be so imputed.
  3. Know when the principal will be vicariously liable for intentional torts committed by the agent.
  4. Explain what is meant by “the scope of employment,” within which the agent’s actions may be attributed to the principal and without which they will not.
  5. Name special cases of vicarious liability.
  6. Describe the principal’s liability for crimes committed by the agent.