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1 LAW OF TORT Occupiers’ Liability January 11, 2011
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2 Learning Outcomes Be able to… 1. explain the differences with negligence and the ambit and reach of the occupiers' liability tort action 2. explain the framework of the Occupiers’ Liability Ordinance, the special provisions regarding breach, and defences, including a statutory restriction on volenti 3. recognize whether a given fact situation requires an occupiers' liability analysis 4. provide an analysis of a previously unseen fact pattern concerning occupiers’ liability, having regard to the principles from the leading authorities.
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3  Introduction 1. Why a separate tort of occupiers'  liability? Why not sue in  negligence? 1. Is the case one of negligence or  occupiers' liability? - occupancy duty vs activity duty
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4 Facts Occupancy  Duty? Activity  Duty? Spectators  injured  when  race  car  crashes  through  barrier  at  defendant's race course Customer injured when he slips on  floor  of  defendant's  pub  where  some beer had been earlier spilled Burglar  injured  when  defendant  homeowner  fired  gun  as  a  warning  shot to ward off the burglars Diners  become  noxious  after  inhaling  kitchen  charcoal  fumes  leaking from defendant restaurant's  ventilation system 
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The Occupiers' Liability Ordinance  (Cap 314) Relationship with previous common  law of occupiers' liability: - 3 visitor categories abolished: now,  the “common duty of care” for all  lawful entrants - 3(1)
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