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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 let the boss answer. Respondeat superior is the Latin name for the doctrine introduced in the last video—the doctrine that, under the right circumstances, employers are liable for the torts of their employees.

The Second Restatement of Agency states that employers may be liable for employees’ torts...