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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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Under inverse condemnation, a utility is strictly liable, regardless of fault or foreseeability, if its facilities are involved in an ignition.
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.
could be vulnerable to civil lawsuits because firms are considered strictly liable for sexual harassment by managers.
To hold a product seller strictly liable, the plaintiff had to prove both that the product was defective and that the defect caused the plaintiff's harm.
Put another way, a vessel owner may be strictly liable under OPA 90 for the actions of his crewmembers if such actions constitute a violation of a federal safety or operating regulation.
The Criminal Sentencing Guidelines noted that organizations can act only through agents and are strictly liable under federal law for offenses committed by their agents.
In determining who should pay for cleanup actions, Congress chose to impose costs, not on all taxpayers, but rather on a limited set of parties, including the current owners of properties who are strictly liable -- without regard to fault -- for the contamination there.
Section 11 makes a public company strictly liable for any material misstatement or omission contained in its registration statement.
The theory holds that a professional supplier who sells a product that is both defective and unreasonably dangerous is strictly liable to foreseeable plaintiffs.
If your pet tiger claws off your neighbor's face, you're strictly liable.
Brazil has passed a long proposed anti corruption law which will ensure that Brazilian and foreign companies with offices, branches or agents in the country are strictly liable for acts of corruption against public authorities (either domestically or abroad).