Persons dealing with an agent must ascertain not only the fact of agency, but also the nature and extent of the agent's authority
12) The ULC did not follow the Model Act committee's proposal because the DPOA the committee recommended would only be used for very small amounts of property and would have strict oversight by the court, including that the agent give the issuing court information about annual income and property subject to the agent's authority
An agent's authority
is usually defined by contract and is
Although some tasks can be completed without a power of attorney, many important matters require evidence of your agent's authority
to act on your behalf.
Absent actual or constructive notice to the applicant or insured of limits on the agent's authority
, an agent may bind the insurer by "acts, agreements, or representations within the ordinary scope and limits of the insurance business entrusted to him," even if the agent's actions violate private restrictions on his or her authority.
It is also fascinating to contemplate, in this way, what might happen in a future case that, to some extent, coalesces around an extended version of the factual milieu of City of Calgary, with an agency scenario that raises the supposed agent's authority
on behalf of its principal.
The Supreme Court of Kentucky granted the executrix's motion for discretionary review to consider the important question of an agent's authority
to bind his or her principal, as well as others, to an arbitration agreement presented with other documents on the principal's admission to a long-term care facility.
principal anticipates a challenge to the agent's authority
The stated purpose of the Power of Attorney Act is to recognize that each individual has the right to appoint an agent to deal with property or make personal and healthcare decisions for him or her, to insure that the agent is empowered to act even if the principal is incapacitated or disabled, and be sure that third-party reliants will honor the agent's authority
at all times by limiting a reliant's liability.
Whether the power of attorney is to be effective currently or upon the happening of a specified event, the agent's authority
will not begin until the agent has signed and his signature has been acknowledged.
Douri said: [We] have decided in this blessed day to direct all combat effort towards the invaders and forbid absolutely the killing of Iraqis or fighting them in all the formations and organs of the agent's authority
in the so-called army, police, awakening councils (ACs) and the administration agencies except for what is required in self-defence, if some spies in these agencies try to stop the resistance or harm them".
Acting through an agent might enable a principal to take opportunistic advantage of third parties with whom the agent deals on the principal's behalf because the specifics of the relationship between the agent and the principal--and in particular the scope of the agent's authority
as communicated to the agent by the principal--are not transparent to the third party.