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Management and Organizational Studies
Management and Organizational Studies 2275A/B
Frederick King

The Law of Negligence 10242012 80000 PM Chapter 11The Law of NegligenceNegligencethe law understands carelessness as a failure to show reasonable care that is the care that a reasonable person would have shown in a similar situationNegligence is a very common tort in the commercial world The plaintiff doesnt need to show that the defendant intended to cause the damage or that there were deliberate acts to the damageinstead the tort of negligence makes the defendant liable for failing to act reasonablyNegligence law like tort law seeks to compensate victims for their lossesSteps to a Negligence ActionStep 1 Does the defendant owe the plaintiff a duty of care If yes proceed o Duty of carethe responsib
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