Reference no: EM131139365
1. Which statement about a principal’s direct responsibility for his/her agent's torts is incorrect?
a) Principal is directly responsible for his/her agent’s torts, if the principal gave the agent improper orders or instructions that caused the tort to occur.
b. A principal is directly responsible for his/her agent’s torts, if the principal negligently hired the agent.
c. A principal is directly responsible for his/her agent’s torts, if the principal negligently supervised the agent’s work, if he/she had a duty to do so.
d. A principal’s direct liability for his/her agents torts derives from the doctrine of respondent superior.
2. Which statement is incorrect?
a. An agent is not personally liable on a properly execute contract that is made for a disclosed principal fi the agent has actual authority.
b. An agent is not personally liable on a properly executed contract t that is made for an undisclosed principal if the agent has apparent author.
c. A principal is a disclosed principal if the agent discloses: a) the principal’s name/identity; and b) that the agent is acting for the principal.
d. A principal is bound by statements made by an agent while acting within the scope of his/her authority.
3. Which of the following examples does not definitely represent a breach of the duty of due care?
a. Grocer who fails to post a sign warning customers of a slippery floor, although for several hours she knew the floor was very wet.
b. An accountant who completed tax returns but did not know the changes in the tax law, although the changes were five years old.
c. An attorney who waited until after the statute of limitations has expired before trying to file the a lawsuit, even though he had the case for several months ( it was not a situation where the client first met the attorney a day before the statute of limitations ran).
d. A surgeon who amputated the wrong leg
e. An attorney who loses a case to trial
4. What type of business entity is commonly referred to as a “hybrid”
a. Sole proprietorship
b. General partnership
d. Limited liability company
5. A joint venture is legally treated as a(n) __________ and is govermed by ________law.
b. corporation; corporation
d. agency; agency
6. One for the disadvantages of partnership is double taxation. a.Ture b.Flase
7. Punitive danages are available to prlaintiff for ordinary negligence. a.True b. False