The Substantiation of the Principal’s Liability for the Agent’s Act

Vasile Sorin Curpan


Although the institution of liability was consecrated centuries ago, the principal’s liability for the acts of the agent has been one of the concerns of legislators in every epoch.

Even though the disputes in the juridical doctrine and practice continue, it ought to be appreciated that the New Civil Code has tried to regulate as clearly and concisely as possible the characteristic notions and relations of this type of liability which has its origin in article 1373 of the Civil Code. Being the type of liability with the highest applicability in court, the principal’s liability is one of the three cases of indirect tort, answering for their agents’ acts.    

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