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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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11) Relying on section 2-102(D) of the Illinois Human Rights Act, the commission found as a matter of law that the sheriff's department was strictly liable for Yanor's sexual harassment of Feleccia because he was a supervisory employee.
Because the standard for corporate criminal responsibility makes corporations strictly liable for the offenses of their employees, corporations can avoid criminal liability only by preventing their employees from violating the law.
A cruise line is strictly liable for assaults on passengers by its crew members, even when the crime occurs on shore, the Eleventh Circuit has held.
When the supervisor acts with the authority of the employer in effecting a tangible employment action, the employer is strictly liable for the supervisor's harassing behavior.
The crucial legal issue for the court is whether the employer should be held strictly liable or be allowed to raise a recognized defense to escape liability, such as having a reasonable sexual harassment reporting mechanism in place which the complainant unreasonably failed to use.
Because PRPs are strictly liable under CERCLA, landlords face considerable potential expense for environmental contamination.
Nowadays, an athlete is strictly liable if a banned substance is found.
Under the Restatement (Second), manufacturers of prescription drugs that serve an important societal interest will be excepted from strict liability on the basis of defective design, while manufacturers of less important drugs will remain strictly liable for the defective design of their products.
If you could prove the van owners were responsible, under Sri Lanka law you would have a claim against the travel company as they're strictly liable for losses caused abroad when it can be proved that they're negligent.
You may want to treat old Bowser as family in your home, but on the public street, it's a potentially dangerous device, no less than a loaded gun or a knife, and you are strictly liable for any damage or injury it causes.