strict liability

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strict liability

The liability of a property owner or occupier for injury to others despite the lack of any fault or wrongdoing by the owner or occupier.Typically, when people engage in an inherently dangerous activity on land,such as blasting rock,they are responsible for damage to adjoining property or to persons injured by the blast.This is true even if an independent contractor was responsible for the work and even if everything was done exactly as it should have been done using all possible safeguards and protections and the injury was the result of a freak accident.

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No-fault liability is a compensation scheme that does not base the award of damages on proof of provider fault.
When this reasoning was applied in the second decision, a majority of four justices found that the mere opportunity to commit an assault is not a sufficient reason to impose no-fault liability.
We're trying to get accurate numbers about how much these no-fault liability deals are costing the taxpayers," said Michael D.
CSX, which owns the track from Framingham to Worcester, insists on maintaining the existing no-fault liability policy if the state purchases the track.
the national railroad company which owns the track from Framingham to Worcester, insists on maintaining the existing no-fault liability policy if CSX sells the track to the state.
8-mile railroad between Framingham and Worcester, the state must help CSX move its Allston operations west, charge CSX a fair rate to use the tracks, and agree to no-fault liability insurance.
Kerry, said, "We are deeply troubled by reports that the negotiations have stalled due to the insistence of CSX on no-fault liability despite the fact that the state would own the land and the tracks and the existence of a state law that caps overall liability.
No-fault liability would unfairly hold taxpayers responsible for CSX's negligence, according to the letter.