Abandonment master is liable for actions of the

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Abandonment Master is liable for actions of the servant that occurs while servant is at work, but not for actions that occur after servant has abandoned the master’s business Frolic (abandonment) v. Detour
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Agent is always responsible for their actions UNLESS they took a detour. THen principal is liable Misrepresentation 1. Principal is liable if a. Agent makes misrepresentation b. Agent has express, implied, or apparent authority c. Third party relies on misrepresentation d. And that third party suffers harm Defamation 1. Principal is liable if a. Agent makes a defamatory statement b. Agent has express, implied, or apparent authority c. Third party is harmed by the statement Agent’s liability for a tort AGENTS ARE ALWAYS LIABLE FOR THEIR OWN TORTS, EVEN IF THE PRINCIPAL IS ALSO LIABLE Agents and principals are jointly and severally liable. Means that injured party may sue either or both RESPONDEAT SUPERIOR - principal is responsible for the actions of their agents 1. Let the master answer Sample Question Kyle, the owner of the Hokie House, hires Alec as a bouncer for the club even though he knows that Alec has a history of arrests for criminal assault and battery. If Alec viciously attacks a customer in the parking lot after hours, then Kyle is: a. Kyle is the principal and Alec is the agent; b. Kyle maybe liable for the act; c. Kyle is NOT liable for the intentional tort by Alec; d. A and B. Answer:
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D. Alec is the agent, so A is correct; B is also correct. An employer who knows or should knot that an employee has a propensity for committing tortious acts is liable for the employee’s acts even if they would not ordinarily be considered within be considered within the scope of employment. Kyle is the Principal. The general rule is that in most intentional torts that individuals commit have no relation to their employment, and their employers will not be held liable. HOWEVER, the employer can be liable for intentional torts that an employee commits within the course and scope of employment; for example, if a bouncer at a nightclub commits the intentional tort of assault and battery while acting within the scope of employment (benefiting the employer).
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