Torts - Duty for Pure Economic Harm Q

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Torts - Duty for Pure Economic Harm Q

Postby TFR » Thu May 03, 2012 11:16 am

If D is let say a property owner, with a duty to P as an invitee, and X a robber comes onto D's property and takes a wad of cash from P, or otherwise causes economic harm to P, but no emotional or physical harm.

Assuming D had a duty and was the proximate cause, is this pure economic harm, where generally D would have no duty to protect against?

How do you analyze such a situation?

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Re: Torts - Duty for Pure Economic Harm Q

Postby DocHawkeye » Thu May 03, 2012 11:23 am

TFR wrote:If D is let say a property owner, with a duty to P as an invitee, and X a robber comes onto D's property and takes a wad of cash from P, or otherwise causes economic harm to P, but no emotional or physical harm.

Assuming D had a duty and was the proximate cause, is this pure economic harm, where generally D would have no duty to protect against?

How do you analyze such a situation?


This is not a pure economic loss, this would be loss of property. Think of pure economic loss as the loss of potential gain.



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