Another alternative which ties into the qualified immunity defense would be the application of the doctrine of respondeat superior
First, the cases of inducement resting upon a respondeat superior
theory generally involve situations in which claims are brought against the officers of a corporation for authorizing their subsidiaries to take the actions that led to infringement.
Under the doctrine of respondeat superior
, an intentional tort "committed by an employee can result in liability for his or her employer" if the employee was acting "within the scope of the employment" at the time of the commission of the tort (Ramos v Jake Realty Co.
The Franca court correctly rejected the timeworn rule of non-liability adopted in Barbetta by holding that a ship owner may be held liable under the theory of respondeat superior
for the medical negligence of its employees.
Plaintiff filed a petition for personal injuries against Pulitzer, Carron, Meriwether, and Medrano alleging negligence based on different theories including respondeat superior
, negligent hiring, negligent retention, and negligent entrustment.
employer's liability in respondeat superior
cases are the same
Kennedy's indiscretion under respondeat superior
due to his status as an independent contractor rather than an employee.
Specifically, hospitals and supervising physicians may be subject to liability under respondeat superior
At the same time as it denied respondeat superior
liability, Monell ruled that a municipality could be liable under Section 1983 if "a municipal 'policy' or 'custom' .
As mentioned above, I try to shed light on this issue by looking at two areas: respondeat superior
and firms' limited liability.
However, this analysis ignores the role of respondeat superior
34) Respondeat superior
has its roots in early master-servant doctrine, in which a master was liable for harms caused by the actions of his servant.