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tort_ppt_vic - LAW OF TORT February 1, 2011 Vicarious...

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Unformatted text preview: LAW OF TORT February 1, 2011 Vicarious Liability Important dates March 7 - research essay deadline March 11 reflective media diary deadline Feb 8 no lecture 2 3 Learning Outcomes 1. identify and explain the distinguishing characteristics of a contract of employment as opposed to an independent contract 2. explain the conditions for employer's vicarious liability in different factual contexts and the underlying policy 3. identify potential vicarious liability in a previously unseen fact situation and provide an opinion as to the likelihood of success of the argument. 4 Characterstics of Vicarious Liability Defendant must pay for anothers tort, even though Defendant not at fault Depends on proof of a particular relationship recognized by law Distinguished from direct, personal liability (eg Dorset Yacht, principal/agent) 5 Where vicarious liability is established, the primary wrongdoer is also liable, so sue both 6 Two categories of VL: EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE CAR OWNER/DRIVER 7 Employer/Employee the laws policy:-Fairness (employer makes a profit)-Deterrence (eer can control worker)-Compensation (eer has $)...
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2011 for the course LAW LLAW1005 taught by Professor Rick during the Spring '11 term at HKU.

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tort_ppt_vic - LAW OF TORT February 1, 2011 Vicarious...

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