Introduction to Vicarious and Strict Liability
Begin learning about the doctrines of vicarious liability, which imposes tort liability for the negligence of others, and strict liability, which imposes tort liability on a person regardless of fault or culpability.
So far, we've been talking about liability predicated upon fault—intentional torts, reckless torts, and negligence. However, now we're going to start talking about strict liability and vicarious liability, both of which are situations where somebody can be held liable without having done anything wrong at all.
Strict liability, in a nutshell, is liability without fault. The defendant does an act, and someone is injured; therefore, the defendant is liable. Unlike intentional torts or...