Vicarious Liability and Illegal Acts

What is Vicarious Liability? Vicarious liability is a legal doctrine by which one person is liable for the act of another person.  The most common example is an employer being liable for the act of an employee in the course of his or her employment. When will an employer be liable for the act of an employee? An employer will generally be liable for the acts of an employee which…

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General Damages & Thresholds

What are general damages? General damage is compensation for pain and suffering, diminished quality of life and loss of life expectancy. How are general damages calculated? There is no fixed method of calculation.  Each case is individually assessed by the Judge hearing the case. What is a threshold? A threshold is a no go zone in which the claimant receives nothing for general damages.  Compensation is only paid something for…

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