Chapter 21: Strict Liability. Strict Liability. one exception to the requirement of fault is strict liability , also known as liability without fault. Applies to - Ultra D angerous Activities - Dangerous Animals - Defective Products
Strict Liability one exception to the requirement of fault is strict liability, also known as liability without fault. Applies to - Ultra Dangerous Activities - Dangerous Animals - Defective Products To Prove strict liability cases, require only proof of causation and damages
Dangerous Activities Activities that are SO dangerous that no amount of reasonable care can fully eliminate the risk Examples: Chemical transportation, Demolition
Animals Certain Animals are considered “dangerous” and inherit a Strict Liability if they harm another Examples: Lion, Tigers, Bears OH MY.
Animals Con’t Most Dogs are not considered dangerous until they have a history of biting Pitt Bulls are classified as dangerous Leash laws affect the liability of the owners
Product Liability Product liability—the legal responsibility of manufacturers for injuries caused by defective products Example: A drug company does not warn you about potential lethal side effects of a drug, you take the drug, you die. The company is liable This is why you see warning labels on EVERYTHING
Defenses Misuse – Used in product Liability that the person either used the product well outside of its intended use, or ignored obvious warnings No causation – “The chemical spill didn’t cause your cancer” No Damages