BU231 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Intentional Tort, Vicarious Liability, Product Liability

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Strict liability: remains only in a few modern areas of tort law. Inherently dangerous activities where it is logical that the person knowingly undertaking this activity should be strictly liable regardless of fault. Public policy: public policy: economic, social and political considerations or objectives that are believed to be beneficial to society as a whole, policy objectives change as society does (reflect one another) Intentional torts: unintentional torts are those where the behaviour is accidental. In both cases harm may be unexpected and intention related to the behaviour not resulting damage: harm or damage must occur for any tort to be actionable. Trespassing: the oldest intentional tort, trespassing: unlawful entering or remaining on the land of another without permission, cannot sue unless you can establish some loss or damage. October 14th 2017: assault: the threat of violence to a person. Can be a criminal offence where they are fined or imprisoned.

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