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NCJ Number: 158277 Find in a Library
Title: Vicarious Liability
Corporate Author: Queensland Law Reform Cmssn
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 107
Sponsoring Agency: Queensland Law Reform Cmssn
Brisbane Qld 4003, Australia
Publication Number: ISBN 0-7242-6513-9
Sale Source: Queensland Law Reform Cmssn
PO Box 13312
George Street Post Shop
Brisbane Qld 4003,
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This paper examines the law of vicarious responsibility in Queensland, Australia, particularly as it relates to parent/child relationships, teacher/student relationships, employer/employee relationships, and adult supervisor/child relationships.
Abstract: The prefatory chapter defines torts, vicarious liability, personal liability, and their theoretical and policy bases. A related liability issue pertains to negligence. Subsequent chapters deal with specific situations in which the question of vicarious liability may arise between parties: employment, independent contractors, parents and children, schools, and child care. The final chapter discusses court cases and legislation related to indemnity and subrogation. 10 appendixes
Main Term(s): Foreign courts
Index Term(s): Australia; Vicarious liability
Note: Discussion Paper WP 48
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