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Liability in Tort

Liability in Tort

Explore the unique issues involved in tort liability in the context of an agency relationship, including a brief overview of the doctrine of respondeat superior, a discussion of when an employer may be held liable for the torts of an employee or, rarely, an independent contractor, and a brief foray into when an employer may be liable for her own negligence.

Transcript

Welcome back for our final clip in this tutorial on agency! This clip will explore the tort liability issues associated with agency relationships.

In this tutorial, we’ll begin by introducing the concept of respondeat superior. From there, we’ll turn to the requirements that must be satisfied before an employer will be held liable for the torts of his or her employee. Next, we’ll consider the narrow set of circumstances under which an employer may be held liable for the torts of an...

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