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Jones v Hart (1698), 90 ER 1255 (KB)

Facts:

D was a pawnbroker. D’s servant lost P’s goods.

Issue(s):

Is D responsiple for the negligence of his employee?

Ratio:

The act of a servant is the act of his master. The master undertakes of his care for all he makes use of him.

Analysis:

The act of a servant is the act of his master. The master undertakes of his care for all he makes use of him.

Holding:

D held liable.


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