culpa tenet suos auctores

culpa tenet suos auctores

‘fault adheres to its authors’, a maxim that can be extended in its meaning to establish a general rule that only the person at fault is liable and thus militates against vicarious liability.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

Culpa tenet suos auctores. A fault finds its own.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.