Agent's Liability to His Principal for Injury Occasioned by Misconduct
The relation of the agent to his employer is such that he must never further
his own personal interests by disobeying or exceeding his instructions.
Any misconduct of the agent makes him personally liable to his principal
for the damage occasioned. Among the legal textbooks announcing this principle
we may quote from Story on Agency, Section 217: " Whenever an agent violates
his duties or obligations to his principal, whether it be by exceeding his
authority or by mere negligence or omission in the proper functions of his
agency or in any other manner, and any loss or damage thereby falls on the
principal, he is responsible therefore, and bound to make full indemnity."