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Strict and vicarious liability

a study in administrative criminal law

by L. H. Leigh

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Published by Sweet & Maxwell in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain.
    • Subjects:
    • Criminal liability -- Great Britain.,
    • Strict liability -- Great Britain.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographies and index.

      Statementby L.H. Leigh.
      SeriesModern legal studies
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKD7892 .L44 1982
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxix, 121 p. ;
      Number of Pages121
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3111326M
      ISBN 100421267607, 0421267704
      LC Control Number82219279

      Vicarious liability is controversial: a principle of strict liability in an area dominated by fault-based liability. By making an innocent party pay compensation for the torts of another, it can also appear unjust. Yet it is a principle found in all Western legal systems, be they civil law or common law. Despite uncertainty as to its justifications, it is accepted as necessary. In our modern. The author concludes by proposing that the imposition of strict vicarious liability is best rationalized in terms of the more traditional strict liability rule derived from the classic case of.

        Vicarious liability is controversial: a principle of strict liability in an area of law dominated by fault-based liability. This book provides a detailed examination of the operation of the concept in both common and civil law legal s: 1. Vicarious liability is a legal concept, many times referred to as imputed liability also. It is a concept in which law imposes liability over a person who did not in a real sense has committed any wrong but due to his place at the superior stage of their relationship will .

      Strict Liability Theory Introduction Strict Liability in simplistic terms can imply an individual or company being liable for their deeds, conducts and outcomes that result in damages to others. A personal complaint of injury for a strict liability case is not as a consequence of a foreplanned action or careless deed (Boatright, ). Vicarious liability is the liability of a defendant for the acts of another person. It is often described as a strict liability because the defendant does not need to be blameworthy. The relationship that will most often give rise to vicarious liability is that of employer and employee.


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Strict and vicarious liability by L. H. Leigh Download PDF EPUB FB2

INTRODUCTION. Vicarious liability is a legal doctrine whereby a person who is not personally at fault is legally required to bear the burden of another's tortious wrongdoing. It is, hence, a form of strict liability. Vicarious liability is ‘on the move’ – and (sadly!), it has become more difficult to identify the criteria governing the area now than it was 50 years ago, said the Supreme.

Leigh: Strict and Vicarious Liability (, Sweet & Maxwell). Google Scholar Richardson: Strict Liability for Regulatory Crime, () Criminal Law Review, Cited by: 3.

Vicarious liability is controversial: a principle of strict liability in an area dominated by fault-based Strict and vicarious liability book. By making an innocent party pay compensation for the torts of another, it can also appear unjust.

Yet it is a principle found in all Western legal systems, be they civil law or common law. Despite uncertainty as to its justifications, it is accepted as necessary.5/5(1). Vicarious Liability is a type of strict liability At its early stage in the early English Law, vicarious liability used to hold a master responsible for all of his servant's wrongs.

The master's liability could be justified by reference to the Latin maxim "qui facit per alium facit per se"1. Table Of Contents. PART I: OUTLINE OF DEVELOPMENT OF VICARIOUS LIABILITY IN CHOSEN JURISDICTIONS Introduction to Part I 1.

Developments in English Legal History Historical Development of Vicarious Liability Until the Early Twentieth Century Vicarious Liability in the Context of Other Developments in Tort Law Summary and Reflections on Historical Development of Vicarious Liability 2. Abstract.

Strict liability is the phrase used to refer to criminal offences which do not require mens rea in respect of one or more elements of the actus reus.

The phrase ‘absolute liability’ is sometimes used, but this is misleading because it wrongly implies both that an offence possesses no fault element at all, and that it is not possible to plead a defence to such by: 3.

A strict liability offence is an offence which does not require proof of at least one mens rea element. An absolute liability offence does not require proof of any mens rea elements.

Vicarious liability imposes liability on the defendant for the acts or omissions of another person. Corporate liability relates to the liability of a company for a. Vicarious liability is controversial: a principle of strict liability in an area dominated by fault-based liability.

By making an innocent party pay compensation for the torts of another, it can also appear unjust. Yet it is a principle found in all Western legal systems, be they civil law or common law.

Strict liability is a legal theory in tort law invoked by the Plaintiff to hold a defendant tortfeasor liable for harm. Unlike negligence, it does not require proof of a breach of the duty of care.

Vicarious liability is a legal theory invoked to. Strict liability: Ryland V. Fletcher, Exceptions 26 Scienter action Ch. Vacarious Liability- Liability of the Master 29 2. Independent Contractor 3. Joint Tort-feasors Ch. Defamation- Definition 34 2. Essentials 3.

Slander and libel 4. Vicarious liability is an emotive issue when it concerns the imposition of liability on a blameless party, in circumstances where someone else is in the wrong. This book seeks to provide a practical guide to the evolving policy considerations which underpin this doctrine in the law of negligence, and in intentional and reliance torts.

Notions of strict liability have grown increasingly isolated in the law of tort, given the exponential growth in the tort of negligence. They require intellectual justification.

Such a justification has proven to be elusive and largely unsatisfactory in relation to vicarious liability 5/5(1). Reviews “In this superb book, Christine Beuermann reconceptualises the topic of strict liability in tort law in a way that is original and cohesive this book is the most significant commentary on strict liability in tort law in decades; indeed, its masterful analysis and clarity of concepts makes it a significant work of private law theory, full stop.

Vicarious liability is controversial: a principle of strict liability in an area dominated by fault-based liability. By making an innocent party pay compensation for the torts of another, it can also appear unjust. Yet it is a principle found in all Western legal systems, be they civil law or common law.4/5(1).

Premises Owner Obtains Summary Judgment Based on Lack of Vicarious, Strict, and Direct Liability. Posted by Nicholas Fox. U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, July 6, In Lopez v.

That is a parallel concept to vicarious liability and strict liability, in which one person is held liable in criminal law or tort for the acts or omissions of another.

In Australia, the 'sufficient relationship' test, entailing the balancing of several factors such as skill levels required in the job, pay schemes, and degree of control granted.

Modern Strict Liability. Author: John Fabian Witt: Pages: Tweet. FREE EXCERPT. Liability without Fault. CHAPTER 9. MODERN STRICT LIABILITY. For most of this book, we have been focused on torts that involve wrongful. behavior, either intentional or unintentional.

the vicarious liability of employers, without regard to the. cases resulted in the imposition of strict liability on faultless defendants and practical application of vicarious liability in modern law, the book will focus on English law, but utilise comparative law as a means of both criticising and re-evaluating the law.

English law, by virtue of its long. Although the owner cannot be held liable for a driver’s conduct under a theory of lease liability, the owner may always be held liable under common law theories of vicarious liability. The mere presence of the carrier’s logo on the side of a truck in a hit and run accident is not sufficient to hold the carrier responsible for the driver’s.

Theory of Vicarious Liability’ () Alberta Law Review. ; Gary T Schwartz, ‘The Hidden and Fundamental Issue of Employer Vicarious Liability’ () Southern California Law Review.

; Attila Ataner, ‘How Strict is Vicarious Liability. Reassessing the Enterprise Risk Theory’ () University of Toronto Faculty. The scope of vicarious liability has significantly expanded since its original conception.

Today employers are being found liable for actions of employees that they did not authorise, and never would have authorised if asked. They are being held liable for an employee's criminal activity. In the related strict liability field of non-delegable duties, they are being held liable for wrongdoing.There is no vicarious liability for delicts committed by independent contractors.

In Banda v Gamegone (Pvt) Ltd & Anor HH the court said that the vicarious liability of employers for the delicts of employees does not extend to independent contractors.

The test as to whether a person is an employee or an independent contractor is the. Vicarious liability, also known by the Latin term “respondeat superior,” is the holding of a person or entity responsible for damages or harm caused by someone else.

Most commonly thought of in employee-employer relationships, it applies in other situations in which a person or entity holds a superior position to an agent.