scope of authority

scope of authority

The boundaries of an agent's ability to take actions in furtherance of the objectives of the agent's principal,or client.Those same boundaries will also impose liability on the principal if the agent does something wrongful,without knowledge or approval by the principal,but within the scope of the agent's authority.(1) In most states,a purchaser of real estate must take steps to determine the scope of the agent's authority to bind its client-seller; otherwise the purchaser deals with the agent at its own peril.(2) The owner of real estate may be liable if its sales or leasing agent engages in discriminatory or other wrongful conduct that is within the scope of the agent's authority. (3) The owner of real estate may be liable if the agent fails to disclose unsafe conditions known to the seller and the agent,but concealed by the agent from the buyer.

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The 'least privilege' principle requires that a subject (human or software) has the proper and minimum privilege (in terms of scope of authority and resources).
It was committed by officials of the Saudi government acting outside their scope of authority. The king ordered an investigation," Jubeir stated.
Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs, said the murder was carried out by Saudi officials "acting outside their scope of authority" and that 11 people have been charged with the crime.
Narrowing the scope of authority in the law to just the Interior Ministry would be one way of increasing accountability, and thus preventing frivolous placements.
Under Article 239 of the RPC, the penalties of prision correccional in its minimum period and temporary special disqualification shall be imposed upon an executive or judicial officer who shall encroach upon the powers of the Legislative branch of the government, either by making general rules or regulations beyond the scope of authority, or by attempting to repeal a law or suspending the execution thereof.
But an earlier Writ of Attachment dated 5 April from the Civil Law Court issued against FPA was addressed to the paper by and through its Board of Directors, Managing Editor, News Editor and all those working under their scope of authority.
He went on to analyze the facts in the light of Shelly's acting within the scope of authority given to her by Emilio in that Emilio wanted her to assist in parenting Dorian, who was a 17-year-old minor at the time.
'These sessions are very important to ensure that the NTSB's scope of authority covers the investigation aspect of accidents for all land, rail, maritime and air modes of transport,' he said, adding that the NTSB was expected to begin operations next year.
"The indirect lending guidance was particularly concerning since arguably it was done outside of the scope of authority Congress granted to the CFPB in Dodd-Frank," said Leah Dempsey, CUNA's senior director of advocacy and counsel.
Form 2848 must include, among other information, a description of the matters for which representation is authorized, including, if applicable, the type of tax involved, the federal tax form number, the specific year(s) or period(s) involved (and in estate matters, the decedent's date of death) and a clear representation of the taxpayer's intention concerning the scope of authority granted to the recognized representative.