by its employee. Using the information presented in the chapter, answer the following questions.

. Under what doctrine discussed in this chapter might Buy-Mart be held liable for the tort

committed by Watts?


. What is the key factor in determining whether Buy-Mart is liable under this doctrine?


Did Watts’s behavior constitute an intentional tort or a tort of negligence? 

How would this

difference affect Buy-Mart’s potential liability?


 Suppose that when Watts applied for the job at Buy-Mart, she disclosed in her application that

she had previously been convicted of felony assault and battery. Nevertheless, Buy-Mart hired

Watts as a cashier.

 How might this fact affect Buy-Mart’s liability for Watts’s actions?