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Jefferey HigginsBUS204XNovember 17, 2019Written Assignment 8.21. How can Cockrell v. Pearl River Valley Water Supply Dist. and Lyon v. Carey be reconciled? Both involve an agent’s unacceptable behavior (assault) but in Lyon, the agent’s actions were imputed to the principal, and in Cockrell, the agent’s actions were not imputed to the principal.In Lyon v. Carey, the actions were imputed to the principal because the agent was acting on behalf of the principal’s request to obtain payment for the mattress. During the course of this, an argument ensued, and the agent raped the customer. It is reconciled by holding the principal liable for the assault. “An agent may create legal liability for the principal for actions taken by the agent within the scope of the agency” ("Principal Liable for Torts of an Agent," 2019, p. 1). The case of Cockrell v. Pearl River Valley Water Supply Dist., the actions were not imputed to

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