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Civil Code - CIV

DIVISION 3. OBLIGATIONS [1427 - 3272.9]

  ( Heading of Division 3 amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 160, Sec. 14. )

PART 4. OBLIGATIONS ARISING FROM PARTICULAR TRANSACTIONS [1738 - 3273]

  ( Part 4 enacted 1872. )

TITLE 9. AGENCY [2295 - 2400]

  ( Title 9 enacted 1872. )

CHAPTER 1. Agency in General [2295 - 2357]

  ( Chapter 1 enacted 1872. )

ARTICLE 5. Delegation of Agency [2349 - 2351]
  ( Article 5 enacted 1872. )

2349.
  

An agent, unless specially forbidden by his principal to do so, can delegate his powers to another person in any of the following cases, and in no others:

1. When the act to be done is purely mechanical;

2. When it is such as the agent cannot himself, and the sub-agent can lawfully perform;

3. When it is the usage of the place to delegate such powers; or,

4. When such delegation is specially authorized by the principal.

(Enacted 1872.)

2350.
  

If an agent employs a sub-agent without authority, the former is a principal and the latter his agent, and the principal of the former has no connection with the latter.

(Enacted 1872.)

2351.
  

A sub-agent, lawfully appointed, represents the principal in like manner with the original agent; and the original agent is not responsible to third persons for the acts of the sub-agent.

(Enacted 1872.)

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