apparent agency

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apparent agency

Ostensible agency Medical malpractice A relationship in which a person–eg, a physician, has a relationship of responsibility with an entity–eg, a hospital. See Captain of the ship doctrine, Malpractice.
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For investigators going into potentially dangerous situations, and for the people they contact, it is critical both parties be able to rely on identification and apparent authority to conduct the investigation.
I'm surprised by this in a way given Eddie's apparent authority on the Bible and the Koran.
authority to do so; the doctrine of apparent authority has no application to municipalities.
He knows that if you say these things with apparent authority, and also imply that it's esoteric and dangerous knowledge, some of the more credulous out there will drink the blood from that unholy grail.
The court observed that the office of vice president does not by itself carry any actual or apparent authority to bind the corporation.
A spokeswoman for Eversheds said: "We are pleased to confirm that the Court of Appeal has upheld the earlier decision in Eversheds' favour that the airport executives at Newcastle International Airport had apparent authority to instruct Eversheds.
The fact that the alleged agency is founded on apparent authority is not itself the source of any difficulty; instead, the question before a court will be whether the facts bear out the appearance of the agency as pleaded.
Absent other evidence of an intent to be manager-managed, the general default rule, therefore, should apply, which means the LLC is member-managed, and all members retain statutory apparent authority to bind the LLC, notwithstanding that some members may not be designated "managing members.
The district court concluded that no genuine issue of material fact existed on the issue of Nick's apparent authority to bind West Bend to workers' compensation coverage for Cascades' employee prior to the accident.
Co held that "an insurance company is bound by all acts, contracts, or representations of its agent, whether general or special, which are within the scope of his real or apparent authority, notwithstanding they are in violation of private instructions or limitations upon his authority, of which the person dealing with him, acting in good faith, has neither actual nor constructive knowledge.
AN AGENT'S ACTIONS, STANDING ALONE, AND WITHOUT SOME ACTION BY THE PRINCIPAL WILL NOT GIVE RISE TO APPARENT AUTHORITY
One day the Prime Minister is telling me, as the new Trade Minister, that I'm entrusted to encourage the world to sign up in to Britain, and then some unaccountable official says with equal apparent authority that I'm expected to be a cipher on some forgotten bit of regulation that I'm not even expected to read.