The Enterprise Risk Theory of Vicarious Liability

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Vicarious liability has in recent times been justified on the basis of the theory of enterprise risk theory - that an enterprise is liable for the 'costs of doing business', of which liability for the acts of employees is one. This article argues the theory does not explain well all of the existing legal principles relating to vicarious liability, and should not be applied in Australia
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-196
Number of pages19
JournalAustralian Business Law Review
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018
Externally publishedYes


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