vicarious liability

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The following facts are taken from Exxon v. Baker, 490 F.3d 1066 (9th Cir. 2007); Baker v. Exxon, 270 F.3d.1215 (9th Cir. 2001); In re Exxon Valdez, 236 F.Supp.2d 1043 (D.Alaska 2002); and the Encyclopedia of the Earth:

On March 24, 1989, the oil...

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Oral argument: Feb. 28, 2012

Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (March 18, 2011)

Petitioner Asid Mohamad, on behalf of the family and estate of Azzam Rahim sued the Palestinian Authority and the...

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Overview

"Piercing the corporate veil" refers to a situation in which courts put aside limited liability and hold a corporation's shareholders or directors personally liable for the corporation’s actions or debts. Veil piercing is most common in...

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A legal doctrine, most commonly used in tort, that holds an employer or principal legally responsible for the wrongful acts of an employee or agent, if such acts occur within the scope of the employment or agency. Typically when respondeat...