Vicarious Liability in Private Contexts- Module 4 of 5


Question 1

Which of the following would subject parents to criminal liability for their children’s misconduct?

Question 2

Under which of the following standards may a parent be civilly liable for a child’s misconduct?

Question 3

Which of the following is a basis upon which to hold an automobile owner liable for the misconduct of another individual operating the owner’s vehicle?

Question 4

Which of the following two theories provide a legal basis upon which motor vehicle owners can be liable for the misconduct of others operating the vehicle?

Question 5

Which of the following is not a type of bailment?

Question 6

Under what circumstances can a bailor be liable for a bailee’s misconduct?

Question 7

Brandon and Michelle, who have two children, recently had a swimming pool constructed in their backyard. Before going on a weekend trip, Brandon asks his friend Brian, who does not know how to swim, to supervise their children for the weekend, particularly when they are using the pool. Unfortunately, the next day, one of the children’s friends falls into the deep end of the pool and drowns while Brian is inside watching television. Are Brandon and Michelle liable?

Question 8

Under what circumstances can parents be civilly liable for their children’s misconduct?

Question 9

Which of the following would not be considered a bailor-bailee relationship?

Question 10

If a state does not have an owner-liability statute, can a vehicle owner still be liable if a friend borrows the owner’s car and gets into an accident that results in harm?