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Unformatted text preview: Allegations must be proved Common Law : (body of law) is made by judges, by precedent 1066 Kings Justice with Norman conquest of England 13 th century, judges began to record decisions and precedents began Stare decisis the decision stands, courts below or after must follow-reason for decision (ration decedendi) is important Statute Law: Ex. Highway Traffic Act, Consumer Protection Act-word Act signifies Statute Law-enactment by parliament Negligence Law General Societal Standard should have know better Loss fixing finding fault Loss spreading giving money to plaintiff Liability Insurance-Conduct not result (how it happened)-Liability in tort is a judgement on activity-Plaintiff only entitled to what defendant is liable to pay Read: Everything under duty of care. (1-14 1-42)...
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