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Website And Email Disclaimers And The Law

Organizations commonly include disclaimers on their websites and electronic correspondence with the hope that they will insulate them from the liability arising from their employees’ wrongful acts. From a legal standpoint, disclaimers are helpful, but they are not efficient in any circumstance.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How does the principle of vicarious liability work in this case?
Do disclaimers shield the employer from liability?
What type of liability is not covered by disclaimers?

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IBLS Editorial Board
Staff Attorney

Date Added:2/24/2004
Last Modified:8/22/2006