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Master-Servant Relationship

Master-Servant Relationship

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A legal relationship that exists between two parties who agree that one party will work for another party who has control over key aspects of the assigned tasks. If a master-servant relationship exists between an employer and employee, the employer will be vicariously liable for the employee's torts committed within the scope of the employment relationship.

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