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Commerce
Course
COMM 315
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Fall

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COMM 315Business Law and EthicsLecture NotesFinal Exam Material Section 3 CivilLiabilityLimitationsofLiabilityandProductSafetyPart1CivilCodeofQuebecarticles14571467Article 1458 CCQContractual LiabilityEvery person must honor contract obligationsFailing which must repair injury damagesBodilyMoral Material Punitive damages are not possibleThese rules are of public order therefore cannot be contractually limitedThis section has specific application to employment contractsThisarticlepertainstocontractualliabilityEverypersonhasadutytohonourhiscontractualundertakingsWherehefailsinthisdutyheisliableforanybodilymoralormaterialinjuryhecausestotheothercontractingpartyandisliabletoreparationfortheinjuryExampleThebalconyofanapartmentbuildingfallswhilemyfriendandIaresittingonitIamaguestatmyfriendsapartmentIcansuefor1457andmyfriendcansuefor1458InotherwordsthebuildingownerfailedtoprovidepropermaintenanceoftheapartmentbuildingandisultimatelyresponsibleformyinjuriesheisfaultyandthedirectimmediatecauseofmypainOntheotherhandmyfriendcansuefor1458becauseheenteredinacontractualagreementwiththebuildingownerInexchangeforrentthebuildingownermustprovideasafeapartmenttomyfriendbutfailedtodosoIfyouhaveacontractyoufollowcontractualrulesIfyouhavenocontractyoufollowcivilliabilityArticle 1457 CCQGeneral LiabilityEvery person has general obligation not to cause harmFailing which must repair injurydamagesBodilyMoral Material Punitive damages are not possibleThe person must be endowed with reasonFault causing damagesliabilityIntention not required violation of rules of conductIncludes liability for actions of others vicariousVicarious liabilitysomeone elses actions that make us liable for someone elses actions or our property makes us liable ThisarticlepertainstothebasisofcivilliabilityCanbepersonalliabilityididthecausefordamageor
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