SondraStark_Unit7Assignment_MT311-07

SondraStark_Unit7Assignment_MT311-07 - UNIT 7 ASSIGN Sondra...

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UNIT 7 ASSIGN Sondra Stark Unit 7 Assignment Business Law MT311-07 Kaplan University May 5, 2010
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UNIT 7 ASSIGN Under the doctrine of respondeat superior, the employer (principle) is liable for any harm that may be caused to a third party by an employee (agent). Under this doctrine is vicarious liability, or indirect liability, on the employer. This means that liability without regard to the personal fault of the employer for the torts committed by an employee. Those injured though negligence of an employee may sue either the employee or employer, if the act was committed while the employee was actually working. The tort that would most likely be used in this case is liability for agent’s negligence. The employee was doing a tremendous favor to the woman in labor; however since he was on the clock, in a company vehicle, he is liable for his megligence in running over the dog. The employer would likely be the one sued here, as they are deemed to be in a better financial position to deal with the loss. However,
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