122. General rule: principal responsible for acts of agent.

6.     Relations between Principal and Third Persons

(1)     Principal's Liability for Agent's Acts

122.     General rule: principal responsible for acts of agent.

As a general rule, a principal is responsible for all acts of his agent within the authority of the agent, whether the responsibility is contractual1 or tortious2. Similarly the principal will be bound by many dispositions of property made by the agent3. In some exceptional instances, a principal may be criminally liable even where he does not himself take part in, authorise or connive at the act or default of