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vicarious liability

  • 1 vicarious liability

    "LAW.COM Dictionary":
    n. sometimes called "imputed liability," attachment of responsibility to a person for harm or damages caused by another person in either a negligence lawsuit or criminal prosecution. Thus, an employer of an employee who injures someone through negligence while in the scope of employment (doing work for the employer) is vicariously liable for damages to the injured person. In most states a participant in a crime (like a hold-up) may be vicariously liable for murder if another member of the group shoots and kills a shopkeeper or policeman.
    See also: liability

    English-Chinese law dictionary (法律英汉双解大词典) > vicarious liability

  • 2 Vicarious Liability

    "Legal Lexicon":
    VICARIOUS LIABILITY - When one person is liable for the negligent actions of another person, even though the first person was not directly responsible for the injury. For instance, a parent sometimes can be vicariously liable for the harmful acts of a child and an employer sometimes can be vicariously liable for the acts of a worker.

    English-Chinese law dictionary (法律英汉双解大词典) > Vicarious Liability

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  • Vicarious liability — This article is about vicarious liability in private litigation; for vicarious liability in criminal law, see Vicarious liability (criminal). Vicarious liability is a form of strict, secondary liability that arises under the common law doctrine… …   Wikipedia

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  • vicarious liability — liability that is assigned or accepted on behalf of another person …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vicarious liability — The imposition of liability on one person for the actionable conduct of another, based solely on a relationship between the two persons. Indirect or imputed legal responsibility for acts of another; for example, the liability of an employer for… …   Black's law dictionary

  • vicarious liability — A liability imposed upon one person because of the act or omission of another, such as his employee …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • vicarious liability — noun The legal responsibility of the superior for the acts of their subordinate …   Wiktionary

  • Vicarious liability (criminal) — The legal principle of vicarious liability applies to hold one person liable for the actions of another when engaged in some form of joint or collective activity. For the civil law system, see vicarious liability. For liability attributed to a… …   Wikipedia

  • liability — li·a·bil·i·ty /ˌlī ə bi lə tē/ n pl ties 1: the quality or state of being liable 2: something for which one is liable: as a: a financial obligation: debt tax liability the bonds …   Law dictionary

  • vicarious — vi·car·i·ous /vī kar ē əs/ adj: imposed on one person in place of another see also vicarious liability at liability 2b vi·car·i·ous·ly adv vi·car·i·ous·ness n …   Law dictionary

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