Vanderbilt Law Review


F. Hodge O'Neal

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Several interesting and significant decisions in the fields of agency and master and servant were handed down during the survey period. This article discusses the decisions in groups, each group being placed under a topic heading which is designed to give the reader an idea of the particular phase of agency law involved in that group of cases.

Establishing that Tort feasor is a Servant of Defendant: It is elementary law of course that a master is liable for the torts of his servant acting within the scope of his employment. A question often arises, however, as to whether a particular tort feasor is the servant of the person whom the aggrieved party is attempting to charge with liability.