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Vicarious liability

a short history of the liability of employers, principals, partners, associations and trade-union members, with a chapter on the laws of Scotland and foreign states

by T. Baty

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Published by Clarendon Press in Oxford .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain.
    • Subjects:
    • Master and servant -- Great Britain,
    • Liability (Law) -- Great Britain,
    • Agency (Law) -- Great Britain

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby T. Baty.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKD1999 .B38 1916
      The Physical Object
      Pagination244 p.
      Number of Pages244
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6589954M
      LC Control Number16018612
      OCLC/WorldCa2768147

      Additional Physical Format: Online version: Vicarious liability. [Brisbane]: The Commission, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors. Although the owner cannot be held liable for a driver’s conduct under a theory of lease liability, the owner may always be held liable under common law theories of vicarious liability. The mere presence of the carrier’s logo on the side of a truck in a hit and run accident is not sufficient to hold the carrier responsible for the driver’s.

      Vicarious liability The transfer of a defendant’s liability based upon a special relationship., a concept discussed in Chapter 4 "The Elements of a Crime", also transfers liability from one defendant to r, vicarious liability should not be confused with accomplice liability. Accomplice liability is based on the defendant’s participation in a criminal enterprise and complicity. Shows how vicarious liability illustrates the themes of earlier chapters. Explains the significance of vicarious liability as secondary liability; and shows how the difference between personal and vicarious wrongdoing is reflected in the insurance position. Explores the role of loss-spreading and insurance in relation to vicarious liability; and considers the relationship between vicarious.

        The scope of vicarious liability has significantly expanded since its original conception. Today employers are being found liable for actions of employees that they did not authorise, and never would have authorised if asked. They are being held liable for an employee's criminal activity. In the related strict liability field of non-delegable duties, they are being held liable for wrongdoing. Ideas of strict liability for the torts of others may also be found in civil law systems, although in some systems it is subject to a rebuttable presumption of fault (see, generally, Giliker, Vicarious Liability in Tort (CUP, ) and J Spier (ed), Unification of Tort Law: Liability for Damage Caused by Others (Kluwer Law International,


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Vicarious Liability. The tort doctrine that imposes responsibility upon one person for the failure of another, with whom the person has a special relationship (such as Parent and Child, employer and employee, or owner of vehicle and driver), to exercise such care as a reasonably prudent person would use under similar circumstances.

Vicarious liability is a legal doctrine that assigns. Vicarious liability, also known by the Latin term “respondeat superior,” is the holding of a person or entity responsible for damages or Vicarious liability book caused by someone else.

Most commonly thought of in employee-employer relationships, it applies in other situations in which a person or entity holds a superior position to an agent. Vicarious liability is controversial: a principle of strict liability in an area dominated by fault-based liability.

Vicarious liability book By making an innocent party pay compensation for the torts of another, it can also appear unjust. Yet it is a principle found in all Western legal systems, be they civil law or common by:   Vicarious liability is controversial: a principle of strict liability in an area dominated by fault-based liability.

By making an innocent party pay compensation for the torts of another, it can also appear unjust. Yet it is a principle found in all Western legal systems, be they civil law or common law.

Despite uncertainty as to its justifications, it is accepted as necessary.5/5(1). Except for cases of concerted action and vicarious liability, appointment is required if the harm done by two or more tortfeasors were separate or divisible as where A caused the plaintiff's broken leg.

Indivisible Injury. If the injury was indivisible in nature, then each tortfeasor who contributed proximately to that injury was liable for the. This book is very helpful, it provides insight into how vicarious liability operates in other countries' jurisdictions.

How the principle has developed and operates within our own Tort law system. And, the justifications and rationale for the principle and their validity.4/5.

vicarious liability in tort (or liability for the acts of others, to use civilian terminology). She notes a common legal framework, crossing common and civil law boundaries, and focuses onAuthor: Paula Giliker. Vicarious liability applies only to torts committed by employees.

Recently, however, vicarious liability was extended in Various Claimants v Catholic Child Welfare Society 1 [] 3 WLR (also known as the Christian Brothers case) and Cox v Ministry of Justice 2 [] 2 WLR to. Vicarious liability is controversial: a principle of strict liability in an area dominated by fault-based liability.

By making an innocent party pay compensation for the torts of another, it can also appear unjust. Yet it is a principle found in all Western legal systems, be they civil law or common law.

Despite uncertainty as to its justifications, it is accepted as necessary. In our modern. In his thoughtful book from Hart Publishing and Bloomsbury, Gray presents a carefully argued examination of the rights and wrongs of vicarious liability — mostly the wrongs, if you follow me.

This, however, is a subject that merits careful consideration with a view to effecting positive change, so it is fair to say that the publication of 5/5(1). 1 What is vicarious liability. Introduction The doctrine of vicarious liability lies at the heart of all common law systems of tort law. It represents not a tort, but a rule of responsibility which renders the defendant liable for the torts committed by another.

The classic example is that of employer and employee: the employer isFile Size: KB. Table Of Contents. PART I: OUTLINE OF DEVELOPMENT OF VICARIOUS LIABILITY IN CHOSEN JURISDICTIONS Introduction to Part I 1. Developments in English Legal History Historical Development of Vicarious Liability Until the Early Twentieth Century Vicarious Liability in the Context of Other Developments in Tort Law Summary and Reflections on Historical Development of Vicarious.

impose vicarious liability because it can co-exis t with the current tort law regime that imposes liability for fault. The author lays out the central features of the doctrine of vicarious liability and examines why the leading rationales (such as control, compensation, deterrence, loss-spreading, enterprise liability andFile Size: KB.

Vicarious liability is controversial: a principle of strict liability in an area of law dominated by fault-based liability. This book provides a detailed examination of the operation of the concept in both common and civil law legal by: Get print book.

No eBook available THE NATURE OF VICARIOUS LIABILITY. 3: liable House of Lords implied authority improper mode independent contractor injured justify L.J.

Ch L.J. Ex law of torts Law Rev liability for agents liability for independent Lloyd's Rep London London County Council master and servant merely mode of performing.

Abstract. An employer is vicariously liable for any tortuous acts committed by an employee within the scope of employment. Known legally as respondeat superior (literally, “let the person higher up answer”), the Latin term derives historically from the liability of a servant that was imputed to the master.

In the contemporary medical setting, it refers to the liability relationships among. VICARIOUS LIABILITY OF EMPLOYERS Introduction It is trite law in South Africa that an employer will be vicariously liable for the negligent act of his or her employee/employees or agent/agents, in the event of the employee/employees or agent/agents acting in a File Size: KB.

Abstract. Vicarious liability is a class of liabilities that deals with transfer of liability from one party to another. This paper starts by an introduction of the doctrine of vicarious liability and proceeds to analyse the different ethical and legal issues surrounding the application of this doctrine.

Vicarious liability is a word which combined with two elements which are vicarious and liability. Vicarious means felt or experienced by reading or watching about somebody else to do something rather than by doing it yourself.

And, liability means the state of being legally responsible for something. Therefore, vicarious can be defined as a. Vicarious liability is a situation in which one party is held partly responsible for the unlawful actions of a third party.

The third party also carries his or her own share of the liability Author: Will Kenton. The plaintiffs’ claim succeeded on vicarious liability and, it would appear, 10 See, in particular, () of the judgment cp Supreme Court Case Summary of 29 December which said in paragraph 5 that the court found for the plaintiffs “on the sole issue of vicarious liability”.

on the ground of agency but failed on the other grounds.The general rule in the criminal law is that there is no vicarious liability. This reflects the general principle that a crime is composed of both an actus reus (the Latin tag for "guilty act") and a mens rea (the Latin tag for "guilty mind") and that a person should only be convicted if they are directly responsible for causing both elements.Any study of vicarious liability cannot therefore avoid consideration of its role in determining who ultimately bears the burden of paying compensation.

Nevertheless, it is a principle at odds with tort's traditional focus on general principles of individual : Paula Giliker.