vicarious liability

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Contingent Liability

A liability that a company may have to pay, but only if a certain future event occurs. Usually, a contingent liability refers to the outcome of a lawsuit: that is, the company may have to pay a significant amount of money if it loses the lawsuit. Contingent liabilities are recorded under accounts payable; their existence may also affect the share price.

vicarious liability

see TORT.

vicarious liability

The legal principle that persons who are in a position to control the actions of another will be held liable for any injuries caused by that other person.Liability does not rely on proving there was improper training, instructions, control, or supervision. Rather, it is imposed merely because of the relationship between the parties.Respondeat superior is one type of vicarious liability. In real estate, the concept is most often encountered in claims against an employer (construction contractor, property manager, and sometimes even real estate brokers) for the discriminatory actions of an employee.

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In Courtland, the plaintiff sued the franchisee and franchisor, alleging that she was sexually harassed by one of her supervisors, a franchisee employee, and that BWWI should be held vicariously liable for those acts.
These sorts of mangers can be held vicariously liable in bullying court proceedings if they are seen to have ignored either staff complaints or a toxic workplace culture.
Chief Judge Royce Lamberth ruled that Syria was vicariously liable for the terrorist PKK's 1991 kidnapping of a group of American biblical archaeologists leading an excavation in Turkey.
Bobby's estate filed suit against SJH, among others, asserting that SJH was vicariously liable for the aforementioned doctors alleged negligence under the theory of ostensible agency.
The court granted the plaintiff's petition for review to resolve the question of when a nonnegligent person or entity may be held vicariously liable on an apparent agency theory for physical injuries negligently inflicted by a medical professorial.
The papers filed in court state, "The Defendants are vicariously liable for the actions and negligence of any governmental agency, charitable organization or other organization that contracted with either of the Defendants or to whom the Defendants delegated control over the management of the adoption procedures and foster homes, and are also liable in their position as principal to such organizations, who at all times were acting as their servants, employees or agents.
The doctrine of Vicarious Liability states that an employer is vicariously liable for the torts of an employee even if they have no personal blame.
Under DIFC and QFC employment law, an employer may be held vicariously liable for the actions of its employees, for example bullying or harassing a colleague by comments made on Facebook or Twitter," the law firm said in a report.
Solicitor Carlton Rae said: "This judgment is clear it has set down that the church was vicariously liable and in breach of its duty of care.
The committee said the high court wrongly held that it was vicariously liable for the incident.
The Mitchells contended that Methodist was vicariously liable for the negligence of its nursing staff and that it was not necessary for the Mitchells' expert witness to detail the required standard of care for each of Methodists' employees for whom it was vicariously liable.
This could well result in a claim for sex discrimination for which the employer could be vicariously liable unless that employer has a suitable equal opportunities policy, which has been properly introduced to his employees and strictly enforced.