Chapter 8 notes

Chapter 8 notes - protection • Comparative negligence damages are divided between the parties in proportion to their degree of negligence •

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Chapter 8 Breach of Duty of Care Negligence- conduct that falls below the standard established by law for the protection of others against unreasonable risk or harm Reasonable person standard- degree of care that a reasonable person would exercise under all the circumstances Duty to act- a person is under a duty to all others at all times to exercise reasonable care for the safety of the other person and property; however, except in special circumstances no one is required to aid another in peril Defenses to Negligence Contributory negligence- failure of a plaintiff to exercise reasonable care for his own
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Unformatted text preview: protection • Comparative negligence- damages are divided between the parties in proportion to their degree of negligence • Assumption of risk- plaintiffs express consent to encounter a known danger Strict Liability • Strict liability- liability for non-intentional and non-negligent conduct, imposed for wild animals and usually for trespassing domestic animals. (mostly connected to defective manufactured products that cause harm to consumers)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2011 for the course BLW 201 taught by Professor Devience during the Spring '11 term at DePaul.

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