vicarious liability

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vicarious liability

Legal responsibility of a health care professional or health care institution for the negligent actions of its trainees and employees.
See also: liability
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The director said the commission could not be held directly or vicariously liable for an exercise outside its legal purview.
He added the hotel has since changed hands, but finds the new owners vicariously liable under Section 42 of the Equal Status Acts.
The plaintiff in the Calderon Action presented evidence that Parx was both directly liable as owner of the property and vicariously liable for the acts or omissions of its employees, and the trial court instructed the jury accordingly.
Employers are vicariously liable for harassment committed by their employees in the course of employment.
In the High Court, London, this week, at a hearing to decide whether Barclays was vicariously liable for any assault proved to have been carried out by Dr Bates, Lord Faulks QC said his relationship with the company was neither one of employment nor "akin to employment".
A police force is vicariously liable for the Misfeasance of its officers, the law firm said.
But lawyers like billing hours, so the case went to the Indiana Appellate Court which reversed the finding and held that Fabri-Tech was vicariously liable under the doctrine that an employer is responsible for the action of its employees during their employment (respondeat superior, for Latin fans), regardless of the knowledge the employer had at the time of their actions.
A claimed that the trustees of the Loughborough Blackbrook Congregation and of the Loughborough Southwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, the successors of the Loughborough Limehurst Congregation, were vicariously liable for the assaults, and for the actions of the Limehurst elders who, in 1990, failed to take steps to protect her once they knew Stewart had assaulted another child in the congregation.
On the other hand, the potential risks misuse of social media can present include: employers being vicariously liable for employees bullying or harassing colleagues online; breaching data protection or anti-discrimination laws by using online information in job application vetting processes; loss of confidential information; and reputational damage from public online comments.
collectively, Domino's), on the grounds that Domino's did not have the power to control day-to-day operations at Sui Juris; rather, Sui Juris, as the franchisee, had the power to hire, fire and train employees, and therefore Domino's could not be vicariously liable for the alleged harassment.
The judgment re-establishes that the directors and the shareholders cannot be made vicariously liable in criminal matters.