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TORTSChecklistBernstein - NEGLIGENCE Prima Facie Case...

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NEGLIGENCE Prima Facie Case Injury Physical Economic (Emotional) Duty Privity Imminence Danger Foreseeability Unqualified Duties Qualified Duties Affirmative Duties Premises Liability Invitee   business purposes or sometimes socially invited) Licensee (Duty to warn) + Inspect premises + erect  safeguards + correct ordinarily discoverable  defects Licensee   (implied or express consent – social guest,  should inspect safety of premises, knowledge of danger  precludes recovery) Duty to warn of dangerous conditions Social Host Trespasser   (enters property w/o consent) Duty to not intentionally harm or lay a trap, but  no duty to warn trespassers of dangerous hidden  conditions EXCEPTION: Attractive Nuisance Pure Economic Loss
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Loss of existing wealth or future income – No duty Floodgates Proportionality Exceptions: Proximity  Foreseeable tangible property (must be  physically injured) Foreseeable intangible – Accountants’  Liability Duty to Rescue Exceptions Special Relationships Voluntary Undertakings Cause of Danger Policy-Based Duty Exemptions Cheapest Cost Avoider Breach Breach as matter of law Strict Liability Reasonable standard of care Objective Standard Physical conditions Children (Age) Blindness Emergencies Custom Probative – Not dispositive Medical Practice Standards Reasonable Patient Standard Risk Utility: Cost – Benefit Analysis Hand’s Formula
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Greater Economic Good (Posner) Three-tiered system (Reid) RES IPSA LOQUITUR Burden of Proof re Breach Removed: the thing speaks for itself Unusual Exclusive control of ∆ Only have circumstantial evidence or other causes ruled out  by evidence. Causation Actual Cause: Proof But-For Causation under the Preponderance Standard c. Percentages Actual Cause: Proximity  Multiple Necessary Causes Apportionment of Liability Joint and Several Liability c. Substantial Factor
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course TRT 100 taught by Professor Bernstein during the Fall '07 term at Brooklyn Law School.

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