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Unformatted text preview: all was performed in the course of his duties as an employee of the corporation. So if he was liable in negligence, then so is his principal, the corporation and would turn a breach of contract claim into a negligence claim, but this is not the case. If you think about the type of loss that the Estelles encounter it would be only an economical loss due to the fact of the interest on the loan from the bank as well as the extra money needed to repair the faulty work that Allen did. No one was harmed in the wrong doing of Allens company. So I do not feel that they should be able to expand the breach of contract into a tort claim against either the principal or its agents by claiming negligence as the basis of the breach. Held Liable 3 Reference Yokasmith.com, (2011), Points of Law, Officer and Director Liability, Retrieved on February 27, 2011 from: http://www.yokasmith.com/poinContent.php?page=3...
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- Spring '11