In the nineteenth century, a principal was rarely held liable for intentional wrongdoing by the agent if the principal did not command the act complained of. The thought was that one could never infer authority to commit a willfully wrongful act. Today, liability for intentional torts is imputed to the principal if the agent is acting to further the principal’s business. See the very disturbing Lyon v. Carey in Employer’s Liability for Employee’s Intentional Torts: Scope of Employment .
You are here
Home » Law for Entrepreneurs » Liability of Principal and Agent; Termination of Agency » Principal’s Tort and Criminal Liability » Principal’s Tort Liability
Liability for Agent’s Intentional Torts