Tag Archives: Third Party Liability

Principal and Agent

More often than not, a member of your congregation will volunteer to act on behalf of the church to complete a task. In doing so, a fine line is drawn with regard to that person’s responsibilities and liabilities. In the contractual sense, that volunteer may have curtain expressed or implied authority to act on behalf of the church (the principal), as its agent. In General: According to the California Civil Code, “An agent is one who represents another, called the principal, in dealings with third persons. Such representation is called […]

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