Unformatted text preview: invitee.-Responsibility of Common Carriers for the Safety of Their Passengers o Common carriers are held to a higher duty of care to their passengers. Such as elevators, and ski lifts o Responsibility of Operators of Motor Vehicles for the Safety of Their passengers Some states have a lower duty of care for non-paying guests o The Absence of a General Duty to Rescue Just because someone realizes that an action on their party is necessary for another’s aid or protection, doesn’t impose upon him a duty to take such action. Unless there is an affirmative duty. Tubbs case shows affirmative duty when driver crashes car, and doesn’t render aid to passenger of his car. Some courts applied it to self defense cases too. o Good Samaritan rule, allows rescuers to rescue a person without being prosecuted. Quiz will be on website...
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- Fall '11
- Tort Law, Invitee, reasonable care, general duty, duty to rescue, affirmative duty