What is authority for the proposition that a master is responsible for the fraud or negligence of his servant?

Alberta, Canada


The following excerpt is from Calbar Securities Ltd. v. H&B Construction Ltd., 1982 CanLII 1166 (AB QB):

Coleman v. Riches (1855), 16 C.B. 104, 139 E.R. 695, is authority for the proposition that a master is responsible for the fraud or negligence of his servant, but not for an act of wilful fraud or negligence done by him out of the scope of his authority or inconsistent with the course of his employment.

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