Torts Question

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JacobyEllz
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Torts Question

Postby JacobyEllz » Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:02 pm

Is knowing that there is" a good chance that harmful contact will occur" the same as knowledge with substantial certainty?

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traehekat
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Re: Torts Question

Postby traehekat » Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:08 pm

i think "a good chance" feels like you are maybe 70, 80% sure a harmful contact will occur, whereas "substantial certainty" is like... very close to 100%. definitely more than 90%.

its tough to say out of context. like if you leave some toys outside a door and someone walks out and slips and hurts themselves, i dont think it is substantially certain someone will come out and trip and hurt themselves, although there is probably a GOOD chance (like 70-80%).

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Re: Torts Question

Postby kalvano » Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:13 pm

"Substantial certainty" requires almost virtual certainty.

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Re: Torts Question

Postby charlesjd » Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:39 pm

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Re: Torts Question

Postby traehekat » Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:46 pm

kid was such a little shit.




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