Negligence

Negligence case law

PALSGRAFF V. LONG ISLAND RAILROADBACKGROUNDThe quintessential case involving the extent of liability in a negligence claim is Palsgraf v. Long Island R.R. Co., Ct. of App. of N.Y., 248 N.Y.
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Medical Malpractice Cases

RES IPSA LOQUITOR; WHAT IS THIS? Res Ipsa Loquitor is a legal doctrine that essentially means, "The thing speaks for itself." As discussed in the section for negligence cases, res
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Vicarious Liability

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Negligence

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE NEGLIGENT?     WHAT IS NEGLIGENCE?     NEGLIGENCE is a cause of action that a plaintiff may assert in a civil tort case
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6 Questions About Criminal Negligence

What is criminal negligence?Criminal negligence is a far more serious form of negligence that usually involves the death of another
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Professional Negligence Facts

What is professional negligence?Professional negligence is a breach of the duty of care between professionals and their clients.  The duty
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An Easy Guide to Strict Liability Tort

What is Strict Liability Tort?Strict liability is the imposition of liability without fault for damages on the defendant.  This is
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Negligence In Depth

DefinitionNegligence is the failure of an individual or party to adhere to common standards of conduct that results in injury.
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Negligent Homicide Defined

How can murder be due to negligence?There are a number of ways the negligence of others can lead to the
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Negligence Per Se In Depth

    Negligence Per Se In Depth
What is negligence per se? Negligence per se is negligence through the violation of statues and regulations that causes harm to the defendant.  In this case, the “standard of care”
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