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Whenever anyone uses control of the corporation to further his own rather than the corporation's business, he will be liable for the corporation's acts 'upon the principle of respondeat superior applicable even where the agent is a natural person'. (Rapid Tr. Subway Constr. Co. v. City of New York, 259 N. Y. 472, 488.) Such liability, moreover, extends not only to the corporation's commercial dealings (see, e.g., Natelson v. A. B. L. Holding Co., 260 N. Y. 233; Quaid v. Ratkowsky, 224 N. Y. 624; Luckenbach v. S. S. Co. v. Grace & Co., 267 F. 676, 681, cert. den. 254 U.S. 644; Weisser v. Mursam Shoe Corp., 127 F. 2d 344) but to its negligent acts as well. (See Berkey v. Third Ave. Ry. Co., 244 N. Y. 84, supra; Gerard v. Simpson, 252 App. Div. 340, mot. for lv. to app. den. 276 N. Y. 687; Mangan v. Terminal Transp. System, 247 App. Div. 853, mot. for lv. to app. den. 272 N. Y. 676.)


In the Mangan case (247 App. Div. 853, mot. for lv. to app. den. 272 N. Y. 676, supra), the plaintiff was injured as a result ...

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