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    Tort Law Research Paper

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    This paper gives a short introduction of tort law and mainly focus on the standard of care, how the courts determining what is the ‘reasonable person’ and whether there are some exceptions to the courts. The law of tort is the law of civil liability for wrongfully injury which provides remedies to individuals harmed by the wrongful conduct of others in order to protect an individual’s private rights. There are two major categories of torts: intentional tort and negligent tort. The general principle of negligence is concerned with compensating people who have injured or damaged and thus a defendant will be negligent if he or she falling below the standard of the ordinary reasonable man in the same situation. A person will be liable for their…

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    Negligence Research Paper

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    Within today’s society, the tort of negligence has come under the spot light, especially when related to injuries sustained through sport. The reason for this is due to the complex understanding posted by the judicial system, providing a strict guideline as to what is and what is not a negligence action. Negligence is when someone may fail to assert a reasonable degree of care to another to avoid foreseeable harm. A person may be negligent if he or she does not act as a reasonable person who…

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    Tort Law Essay

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    What is tort Tort in law means a wrong or injury which has certain characters, from the most important of which is that it is redressable in an action for damages at instance of the person wronged or injured Torts are civil wrong resulting in personal injury or harm that constitutes grounds for a law suit.Thus, tort law addresses conflicts between conflicts between private individuals or entities According to Prof.Winfeild ,Tortuous liability arises from breach of a duty primarily fixed by law;…

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    California Vs Murray

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    In Civil Law, negligence is an action done carelessly by the defendant which results in the plaintiff getting harmed. The four elements of negligence are: duty, breach of duty, causation, and damages. The reasonable person standard applies to the defendant, so that the harmful situation can be fixed. The three elements of the reasonable person standard are: likelihood of the occurrence, seriousness of the harm, and the cost to eliminate the harm. The case of California v. Murray (The People of…

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    Superposh Hotels Case Study

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    the bottom of the pool, injuring himself and wrecking his expensive watch. Had Clive put the Light switch on once he had ignored the sign then he would have be aware there was no water in the pool. Then no duty of care is owed as the Hotel took reasonable steps to prevent Clive as a trespasser entering in the pool as in Donoghue v Folkestone Properties [2003] EWCA Civ 231The claimant was injured when he was trespassing on a slipway in a harbour and dived into the sea. The injury happened in the…

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    (1856) is the case in which the idea of duty of care was explained by the court. It was explained that in order to decide if the defendant can be held liable for negligence it must be first decided using the conduct of a reasonable person as the standard to test for negligence. In such manner, if the defendant has taken all reasonable safety measures it is believed the defendant has followed the conduct of a reasonable person in accordance to the standard and therefore, the defendant can not be…

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    statement can be described as intentional or negligent misrepresentation about the truth . “A person must not, in this jurisdiction, engage in conduct, in relation to a financial product or a financial service, that is misleading or deceptive or is likely to mislead or deceive” (Section…

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    Reasonable Foreseeability

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    This question focuses heavily on ‘reasonable foreseeability’. Reasonable foreseeability is a “mechanism which limits the type of plaintiffs, risks or damages which the defendant is liable for ”. For an event to be foreseeable, the claimant, and the kind of injury that was caused, must be foreseeable. The claimant, Daryl, must be in the area that danger is created by the defendant's, Rick, carelessness and the injury must be a type that is likely to occur in the circumstances. To be able to prove…

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    Case 5.2: Negligence

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    Case 5.2: Negligence on page 101 Negligence is defined as “failure to exercise the care toward others which a reasonable or prudent person would do in the circumstances, or taking action which such a reasonable person would not.” (Law.com Legal Dictionary, 2017) “Under the doctrine of unintentional tort, commonly referred to as negligence, a person is liable for harm that is the foreseeable consequence of his or her actions.” (Cheeseman, 2013, pp.91) To be a successful case of negligence, it…

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    Essay On Tort Law

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    for the person who commits the act. Tort law decides whether a person should be held legally responsible for injury against another, and what type of compensation the injured party is entitled to. There are 4 elements to tort law which are duty, breach of duty, causation and injury. The first element is known as the “duty of care.” A duty of care arises when the law recognizes a relationship between two parties, and in this relationship, one party has a legal obligation to act in a certain…

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