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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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A person who in any manner assists directly or indirectly in the procurement of the unauthorized insurance contract could be held strictly liable to the insured for the full amount of a claim or loss under the terms of the contract if the unauthorized insurer fails to pay the claim or loss.
Constitution as they unreasonably hold common carriers strictly liable for shipments that may violate the EAR without requiring evidence that the carriers had knowledge of any violations.
When FedEx refused to deliver the Huawei device to the consignee in the US, it returned it to the sender in the UK with the following message on the package: "Parcel returned by FedEx, due to US government issue with Huawei and China government." In its lawsuit, FedEx also mentioned that it believes that "the EAR violate common carriers' rights to due process under the Fifth Amendment of the US Constitution as they unreasonably hold common carriers strictly liable for shipments that may violate the EAR without requiring evidence that the carriers had knowledge of any violations."
In other words, participating mothers are strictly liable for children's attendance in school in exchange of stipends received.
Inverse Condemnation Looms Large: Under the doctrine of inverse condemnation, a utility may be held strictly liable for property damages and legal fees if its equipment is deemed to have played a role in igniting the fires, even if the utility followed all rules and regulations.
They said the athlete was strictly liable for the presence and use of any prohibited substances, adding that the athlete did not have a valid Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) to justify the presence of metandienone or its metabolites, and no departures from the International Standard for Testing and Investigations (ISTI) or International Standard for Laboratories (ISL) were identified.
The association is not "strictly liable" (automatically) for such damage.
Frosh's letter followed the Maryland General Assembly's passage this year of legislation that would hold oil and gas companies strictly liable for environmental spills resulting from the "ultrahazardous and abnormally dangerous activity" of offshore drilling.
In other words, no matter what the property owner or general contractor has done to enhance jobsite safety, or what the worker has failed to do properly, the owner and contractor are strictly liable for any injuries, whether they are negligent.
The law does not hold [a storeowner] strictly liable for a fall occurring before [it] even had a chance to remove the foreign substance from the floor.
Here, manufacturers can be found strictly liable for manufacturing defects even if they have exercised "all possible care" in manufacturing the vehicle.
New York's Scaffold Law holds property owners, employers and contractors strictly liable for all gravity-related construction accidents.