CLAT CLAT Solved Paper-2010

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    Directions: From the four options given, shade the appropriate correct option in the space provided for it on the OMR Answer Sheet.
    When the master is held liable for the wrongful act of his servant, the liability is called                             

    A) Strict liability               

    B) Vicarious liability

    C) Tortous liability         

    D) Absolute liability

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    Ans.     Vicarious liability is a legal doctrine that assigns liability for an injury to a person who did not cause the injury but who has a particular legal relationship to the person who did act negligently. It is also referred to as imputed Negligence. Legal relationships that can lead to imputed negligence include the relationship between parent and child, owner of a vehicle and driver, and employer and employee. Ordinarily the independent negligence of one person is not imputable to another person.

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