Houldsworth v City of Glasgow Bank: HL 12 Mar 1880

‘an innocent principal was civilly responsible for the fraud of his authorised agent, acting within his authority, to the same extent as if it was his own fraud’.


(1880) 5 App Cas 317, [1880] UKLawRpAC 14




England and Wales

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CitedMohamud v WM Morrison Supermarkets plc SC 2-Mar-2016
The claimant had been assaulted and racially abused as he left a kiosk at the respondent’s petrol station by a member of staff. A manager had tried to dissuade the assailant, and the claim for damages against the supermarket had failed at first . .
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Vicarious Liability

Updated: 28 January 2022; Ref: scu.606513