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Vicarious Liability I

Vicarious Liability I

Begin learning about the classic doctrine of respondeat superior, the most common basis for the imposition of vicarious liability.


Now, let's delve more deeply into what is probably by far the most common situation where vicarious liability arises in tort law: respondeat superior. Respondeat superior is a Latin phrase that means something like, “let the boss answer.” Respondeat superior is the fancy Latin name that we give to the doctrine to which we introduced ourselves in the last video—the doctrine that, under the right circumstances, “masters” are liable for the torts of their “servants.”

The Second Restatement of...