John owes kathleen $5,000. in january, kathleen assigns her right to collect the money to jennifer. in march, kathleen assigns her right to collect the money to maxwell. maxwell notifies john of the assignment and requests all payments to be made to him. under the american rule (new york rule), who has the legal right to the money?
Jennifer, because she was the first assignment in time.
explanation: doctrine of respondeat superior is a legal doctrine that is commonly used in tort. this principle makes an employer or principal legally responsible for the wrongful acts done by an employee or agent, if such acts occur within the scope of the employment or agency.