Joint Liability

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This chapter considers the liability of companies, jointly with their human agents, for private law remedies; it does not consider corporate criminal responsibility that may arise alongside that of human actors. A company may be jointly liable in at least four ways:
1. via rules of vicarious liability and attribution;
2. via the process of ‘piercing the corporate veil’;
3. as an accessory to another’s primary wrong; and
4. by imposition of joint liability on directors for companies’ primary wrongs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Handbook on Corporate Liability
EditorsChristian Witting, Martin Petrin
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic) 9781800371286
ISBN (Print)9781800371279
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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NameResearch Hanbooks
PublisherEdward Elgar


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