MGSB22H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 5: Qualified Privilege, Fot, Lard
Unlawful interference with economic relations: unlawful interference with economic relations may occur if the defendant commits an unlawful act for the purpose of causing the plaintiff to suffer an economic loss. Occupiers" liability: occupiers" liability requires an occupier of premises to protect visitors from harm, occupier is any person who has substantial control over premises (key word: Control rather than ownership; e. g. a tenant control an apartment without owning it: visitor is any person who enters onto premises, premises include more than land (e. g. elevators, vehicles, ships, trains, and airplanes) Common law rules: four problems of occupiers liability: Defences to nuisance: statutory authority means that the defendant caused a nuisance while acting under legislation. Remedies for nuisance: most common remedies are compensatory damages and injuctions, the court may exercise its discretion to refuse an injuction. Remedies for defamation: usual remedy for defamation is compensation.