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Currie Brief - Currie v Chevron U.S.A Inc Issue Is Chevron...

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Currie v. Chevron U.S.A., Inc. Issue : Is Chevron liable for negligence to Currie? Rule : Negligence : 1)existence of a legal duty to the plaintiff 2)the defendant breached the duty 3)the plaintiff was injured 4) the defendants breach of duty caused the injury. Proximate cause : An act from which an injury results as a natural, direct, uninterrupted consequence and without which the injury would not have occurred. foreseeability : reasonably anticipate that damage or injury will probably ensue from acts or omissions Application : The events took place on the property of Chevron, where they owe a legal duty to Currie. The Chevron employee breached the duty, when she saw the conflict, noticed the lack of nearby vehicle or gas container and still activated pump number one. With the use of the gas from pump number 1, Currie was doused in gasoline and set on fire. The only way Currie could be set on fire with the gasoline, is with the authorization of the Chevron attendant.
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