Lashundra Jones_LS311_Unit 7 Case Study

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Who Is Responsible 1 Unit 7 Case Study: Who Is Responsible? Lashundra Jones Kaplan University LS311-03 Professor Thompson February 19, 2011
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Who Is Responsible 2 Doctrine of Respondeat Superior implies the responsibility of the superiors (the employers or cooperation’s) on the actions of their employees, agents or other subordinates when they are doing such actions during their assigned duties. An example would be if a driver for BP Oil gets in an accident and turns the tanker over. Even though the drive had the accident by trying to avoid hitting someone, the accident still happened during the drivers assigned duties. This means the driver was on company time which makes the company responsible for the spill, the clean up and any injuries that might have occurred. If applied to a physical tort an employer/employee relationship must be established and the employee must commit the act within the scope of the job description and at least with partial intent to further the company’s business. Other factors according to our reading include whether
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