Brief Fact Summary. The Petitioner, Mill Street Church of Christ, hired Bill Hogan to paint the church. Bill Hogan then hired Respondent, Samuel Hogan, who filed a claim for Worker’s Compensation against Petitioner when he was injured on the job.
Synopsis of Rule of Law. Implied authority is actual authority that is proven circumstantially to indicate that the principal intended to delegate powers to the agent that are necessary for carrying out the agent’s duties, and one major circumstantial factor is prior work performed by agent for principal.
It is well settled that a reviewing court may not substitute its judgment for that of the Board as a finder of fact.View Full Point of Law
Issue. The issue is whether Bill Hogan was an agent of Petitioner that had the implied power to hire Respondent.
Held. Bill Hogan, as an agent for Petitioner, had the power to hire Respondent.