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Polluting land with phosphatic slimes is not natural use of land
Can't escape liability just because another fire may also be cause in fact
Two friends on a joint social venture have a duty to each other, esp. when they begin reasonable care
Airplane crashes due to unexplained event...res ipsa applies
Duty to provide water is to the city, not to third parties, otherwise liability is enlarged
No duty to rescue a guy you dared to jump in a trench
Publishers have a duty to not publish content that puts public in harm's way...no chilling effect here
Professionals may owe duty to third party beneficiaries, but may be excused if others make same mistake
Rolls back on Polemis and says damage must be reasonably foreseen with oil spilled everywhere
Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress could occur when plane violently shakes
Snatching a plate from a person in an offensive manner may result in battery
Owe a duty when you negligently entrust (or sell) a car to a drug addled and bad driver
This case cites Purtill to lay expert medical witness requirements
Manufacturer may be strictly liable if he knows product will be used w/o inspection
You may be liable for battery, even if it is a joke (meat hook)
90% of tugs are equipped w/ radio...tug w/o radio not meeting standard of care
Social host has a duty to keep his drunk friend from driving home...heaps of public policy
If act is negligent, still liable for unforeseen acts that result from it
Indivisibility of brain injury and contributing negligence may lead to joint and several liability
Trick or Treat! Fear must be reasonable
Mere possibility that Bendectin caused injury not enough...must be probable
Florida case that defines assumption of risk categories
Violating a statue may make a department store the proximate cause of an injury
Fear of Cancer case (involving smokers)
Res Ipsa applies for a defendant asleep during surgery
Bodybuilding Plaintiff suffers brief injury, but Defendant still liable for unforeseen harm - Proximate Cause
If you violate rules designed to protect the players in sports, may be liable for a tort
Sympathy for a stutterer, but emotional distress must be severe
Consent to operate invalid if its in different ear
Dick Cheney like hunting accident means 2 hunters could be cause in fact when only 1 is responsible
Seat Belt Defense
DES is the cause in fact, but you don't have to identify the specific manufacturer
Cardozo's famous decision on foreseeability and proximate cause
Battery in a crowded world during a fire drill - Intent
Our first DES case...giving a pill may constitute a battery
Doctor who asks another to cover cannot be vicariously liable if he had no control
Defendant owed a duty when he invited people to drive recklessly
No negligence if you used proper and reasonable care to protect pipes from normal frost
If some little jerk writes down he'll harm you, its still not assault if the words are uncommunicated
The reasonable person would not build a hay rick likely to ignite on border
Take the plaintiff as they are, even if the kick to the shin seems harmless - Intent
'Toebacco' - Products liabilty case
No reasonable person jumps from moving car...you assume the risk
No duty to assist, but don't prevent a third party from assisting with your phone
B < PL - need a bargee aboard during working hours
Case that adopts the Patient Rule for consent over the Professional Rule
Res Ipsa Loquitur with an exploding bottle (also strict liability case)
77 year old trips in common area, electric co. has no duty to him
Walking on the wrong side of the street may not be negligence per se depending on circumstances
Blind man held to standard of care of reasonable blind man
Children playing sports held to same standards of liability as adults
Res Ipsa - Busted forceps left in body after surgery could lead to many defendants
Ordinary care when beating dogs with a stick
Runaway ship is proximate cause of flooding
Consent in medical cases may be conditional (HIV blood)
Hospital may not be responsible for doctors working within its walls
Cannot consent to an illegal act
Chilling effect on the First Amendment if the Reverend wins a libel suit
Store dynamite at risk of strict liability...quotes Restatement 520, but applies Exner standard
No duty is owed to a person who didn't directly witness an accident
Can a lawyer driving to second job get his firm on hook for vicarious liability
Mud in the eye could also fall under Res Ipsa is it comes from a hotel
Louisiana teachers can apply aggressor doctrine on students, but only in the moment
Pearl in soup, court adopts 'reasonable expectation' test for food - Products Liability
Massachusetts adopts state of the art defense for products liability
Professionals may owe a duty to inform another of reasonable danger
Happiest Place on Earth 1% liable, but pays 86% of all damages
General duty of care instruction inadequate for common carriers
Emergency Doctrine applies to subway train operator making sudden stop
Cardozo pushes back on Holmes decision and leaves decision to jury if man took proper care looking out for train
Racing on highway is negligent and both actors liable for injuries that result
Unlike No. 1, this succeeds because engineer should have known oil could ignite on water
Supreme Court limits punitive damages
If intervening cause is intentional and extraordinary, defendant may not be liable
No higher standard of care for truck drives needed says court
Texas has natural uses for land that aren't really natural, but no strict liability when they escape
Loooonnng decision that says Defendant has to prove benefits outweigh danger inherent in design
Keep things on land likely to do mischief upon escape at own peril/appeal adds unnatural use of land
Little brat pulls seat away, but did he know consequences w/ substantial certainty?
Not having a life vest does not make boat owner cause in fact of death
Voluntarily accepting risk does not mean you voluntarily accept negligent conduct
Was the suicide a rational act or an irresistible impulse of a deranged mind?
No negligent infliction of emotional distress w/ a sex tape (may be intentional, though)
Deprivation of 37.5% opportunity of living may be enough to satisfy cause in fact
Montana case that imputes knowledge and rejects state of the art defense
The professional standard for pilots is the standard that should be used...no different standards
Danger invites rescue
Negligence with a kid swinging 8 foot wire?
Holmes says stop and get out to look for trains...later overturned
Child operating snow mobile held to adult standard of care (inherently dangerous activity)
Epileptic driver hurts woman, no absolute liability
Hand says not fair to say custom existed BUT making tugs seaworthy with radios is cheap
Failure to give Xray may not be violation of standard of care for doctor
Another DES...have to cut off liability at some point
If manufacturer wouldn't have sold product if it knew of defect, then it may be strictly liable
Damages case for a kid who was a dynamite soccer player

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