The Case of the Absconding Apparent Attorney or, Whose Liability #45

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By Gerry NeelyB.A. LL.B. How would you decide which of two innocent parties, the vendor or the purchaser, should bear the loss which arose when the solicitor acting for the purchaser gave the real estate agent an n.s.f. cheque for the commission of $4,350.00, and then disappeared? By the agreement signed by the parties, the