Absolute Liability


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Absolute Liability

In law, the legal liability the owner of a property has for all damages committed by other persons on his/her property. For example, if a lumberjack working on Farmer John's property chops down a tree and it falls on Rancher Frank's barn, Farmer John may have the absolute liability to pay for Rancher Frank's new barn.
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In the current landscape, absolute liability is assessed against defendants in unpredictable and varied ways.
Persons charged with many such regulatory offences are not now automatically guilty under absolute liability principles.
Imposition of absolute liability on an employer for the acts of its supervisors, regardless of the circumstances in a particular case, is inappropriate.
The Company's brief makes the following key points: -- The Commonwealth has ignored the major legal issues raised by this case, notably the radical expansion of tort liability by the lower court, which transformed strict liability to absolute liability and which permitted, for the first time in Pennsylvania history, replacement cost damages for an office building, without limitation to the building's actual value.
What confounded the parties and the courts of California in this case was whether the surgeon who had ultimate responsibility for the "count" of surgical instruments was subject to absolute liability.
Sakaguchi admitted the absolute liability of the state, saying, ''It is a hard fact that CJD was caused by dura mater authorized by the state.
His lack of early pace, which had been no hindrance at Doncaster, was an absolute liability from the inside stall in the Arc.
These states impose absolute liability on the general contractor when an independent contractor's employee is injured as a result of a violation of a statutory, administrative, or regulatory code related to workplace safety.
219) The Supreme Court assigned absolute liability to this element of [sections] 5861(d).
It wrote, "Because the Eighth Amendment does not impose absolute liability, Rutledge must raise a reasonable inference that the prison officials acted with intent.
One area where this was most blatant was the imposition of absolute liability on manufacturers, regardless of fault.