Help with Torts - Negligence

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Help with Torts - Negligence

Postby SCThunder7 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:51 am

Anyone have any suggestions for good supplements for torts?
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Re: Help with Torts - Negligence

Postby kellyfrost » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:57 am

Torts in a nutshell comes down to:
1. Rights
2. Duties
3. Liabilities
4. Damages

What are the rights? What are the duties? What are the liabilities? What are the damages?

Hit on all of those points in an essay analysis or in evaluating the multiple choice questions.
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Re: Help with Torts - Negligence

Postby cavalier1138 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:57 pm

WARNING: This represents how I learned the concept, and it may or may not resemble what your professor teaches. You should ask them and/or their TAs for specifics, because they will know best.

The standard of care relates to the defendant's duties. You can only determine someone's duty by applying the standard of care, which is the reasonable person standard by default (there are some exceptions to the default rule, because of course there are). That's really all there is to it beyond understanding the exceptions.



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