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Torts, Negligence and Product Liability Chapter 7 (2ed)

Torts, Negligence and Product Liability Chapter 7 (2ed)

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Torts, Negligence and Product
Liability
Torts
TORT: any wrongdoing for which an action for damages
may be brought
Examples:

\u2022Negligence,
\u2022product liability,
\u2022Deceit
\u2022Interference with Contractual Relations
\u2022Passing Off
\u2022Nuisance
\u2022Injurious Falsehood
\u2022Defamation
\u2022Assault and Battery

Negligence
Negligence is a careless act or omission that causes harm to another

and for which the law entitles the injured party to compensation.
Examples:
\u2022failing to provide adequate warnings about dangers in a product

\u2022giving negligent professional advice such as in the case of an
accountant, doctor, engineer, architect or lawyer
\u2022injuries caused to a plaintiff by the careless driving of the
defendant's delivery driver

\u2022in the case of bar owners, serving alcohol to intoxicated persons
who later injurethemselves or others due to their state of
drunkenness

\u2022failing to make sure that an employee gets home safely after a
company officeparty where alcohol was served

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