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(p. 73) 4. Rules of attribution—corporate acts and liabilities 

(p. 73) 4. Rules of attribution—corporate acts and liabilities
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(p. 73) 4. Rules of attribution—corporate acts and liabilities
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Brenda Hannigan

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10.1093/he/9780198787709.003.0004
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date: 20 November 2019

This chapter looks at an issue linked to the concept of the company as a separate legal entity, that is, how to identify which acts of the human agents involved in the separate legal entity are the acts of the company for the purposes of determining the rights and liabilities of the company. There are several distinct sets of rules which may assist in this context. The chapter focuses on the rules of attribution which determine whose acts are the acts of the company for which the company should be liable. It discusses corporate acts and liabilities, corporate liability in contract, corporate liability in tort, and criminal liability of the company.

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