12th Annual Damages in Civil Litigation, State Bar of Texas, 2020
n. 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 the acts of an employee, or, a principal for torts and contracts of an agent.
Black’s Law Dictionary. HENRY CAMPBELL
BLACK, M.A., 1990.
This is a course in Damages.
Question: What is more important than obtaining damages?
Answer: Obtaining damages that can be paid.
Plaintiffs often need to establish the liability of a
principal for an agent in order to drive damages and
collect those damages. This paper will focus on recent
developments in vicarious and derivative lability.