LSB 3213 Lecture 28: Chapter 7

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Legal Studies in Business
LSB 3213
William Michael Schuster

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
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