I didn’t do it

Sometimes the law holds people accountable even when they didn’t do anything wrong.  How can that be?

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Think about it in terms of an employer and his employee.  When an employee is on the job and causes harm, the employer is legally responsible for that harm, even though the employer did not cause the harm.  This is called vicarious liability.

What does this mean to you:

Responsibility and fault are not always synonymous.  Say that five times fast.

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