A. Strict Liability
a. A person who engages in certain activities can be held liable for any foreseeable
harm that happens, regardless of how careful the person was
b. Rule: There is no need to prove that the defendant was negligent or engaged in an
intentional tort for strict liability lawsuits
c. Is strict liability applicable?
i. Did the defendant engage in an abnormally dangerous activity (including
keeping of a wild animal)?
ii. Was the harm a foreseeable risk of the activity?
d. If the above are satisfied, defendant is liable regardless of how careful they are
i. Examples: nuclear reactors, flying airplanes, toxic chemicals, crop