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AFM 231 Tort Law- Introduction and Negligence
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Discussion Points Tort Law Introduction Concept of Tort Damages Negligence Duty of Care Standard of Care Cause Proximity Related considerations
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Contract Questions Do we have a valid contract? What are the terms of the contract? Is there a reason that the contract should not be enforced? Have the parties performed? If not, what should be the result?
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Tort Law Important in terms of risk management Private (civil), substantive area of law Objectives of tort law Primary Secondary
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Scenario What if you started a hot dog delivery service to tap into the UW lunch market “5 or free”? In an effort to make a delivery one day your delivery girl ran into a student causing her to break both arms (student). What if it was the exact same scenario except that the UW student had been haphazardly wandering on the sidewalk since she was intoxicated?
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Scenario What if East Side Mario’s started to complain that the smell of our cooking dogs was making it impossible for customers to use their patio? What if someone started operating a hot dog cart using the same name and colour schemes and positioned it by the walkway near Mongolian Grill?
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Scenario What if students from the UW Vegan Society wrote an article for Imprint claiming your hot dogs were laced with industrial cleaner? What if the same group of students decided to do a drive by ‘paint-balling’ of the hotdog cart and damaged the cart, and gave you a concussion?
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Tort Law Body of law identifies situations where responsibility should be placed on party who caused harm Negligence Trespass Deceit/Fraud
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Tort Law Degree of proof in a tort action
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This note was uploaded on 12/19/2010 for the course AFM 231 taught by Professor Briggs during the Winter '09 term at Waterloo.

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