Agency by Necessity
Definition of 'Agency by Necessity'
Agency by necessity can also be used in cases where a person is simply unavailable, such as when they are out of town or otherwise unable to be reached. In these cases, the person who is acting on behalf of the other person is known as an agent.
The agent has a duty to act in the best interests of the principal, and they must use reasonable care and skill in carrying out their duties. The agent is also responsible for any losses that the principal suffers as a result of the agent's actions.
Agency by necessity is a common and important legal doctrine that allows people to act on behalf of others when they are unable to do so themselves. This doctrine helps to ensure that people's affairs are handled properly even when they are unable to take care of them themselves.
Here are some examples of agency by necessity:
* A person who finds a lost child may take the child to the nearest police station or hospital.
* A person who finds a car that has been abandoned may take the car to the nearest police station.
* A person who finds a wallet that has been lost may turn the wallet in to the nearest police station or post office.
In each of these cases, the person who takes action is acting on behalf of the person who is unable to act for themselves. This is known as agency by necessity.
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