What the California Civil Code Says About Agency/Agents
An agent is one who represents another, called the principal, in dealings with third persons. Such representation is called agency.7 min read
California Civil Code Agency Sections 2295-2300, 2304-2326, 2330-2339, 2342-2345, 2349-2351
2295. An agent is one who represents another, called the principal, in dealings with third persons. Such representation is called agency.
2296. Any person having capacity to contract may appoint an agent, and any person may be an agent.
2297. An agent for a particular act or transaction is called a special agent. All others are general agents.
2298. An agency is either actual or ostensible.
2299. An agency is actual when the agent is really employed by the principal.
2300. An agency is ostensible when the principal intentionally, or by want of ordinary care, causes a third person to believe another to be his agent who is not really employed by him.
2304. An agent may be authorized to do any acts which his principal might do, except those to which the latter is bound to give his personal attention.
2305. Every act which, according to this Code, may be done by or to any person, may be done by or to the agent of such person for that purpose, unless a contrary intention clearly appears.