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Extension of doctrine of “vicarious liability” – Bishop is vicariously liable for actions of priest even though priest is not “employee” of bishop

In a very interesting case (JGE v The Trustees of the Portsmouth Roman Catholic Diocesan Trust [2012] EWCA Civ 938 (CA (Civ Div)) (England and Wales)) reported in Irish Times today, a judgment of the Court of Appeal (Civil Division) of England and Wales, given on July...