strict liability

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strict liability

Forensic medicine Liability without fault–eg, when one is responsible for all of the consequences of the actions of one's employees regardless of whether a result was intended or not. See Liability.

strict liability

Liability attributed to a manufacturer or seller of a dangerous or defective product regardless of proven negligence or fault.
See also: liability

strict liability,

n a case in which responsibility for breaking the law is enforced without proving intent, or
mens rea. In civil law, a case in which negligence does not have to be proven in order to be found legally liable.
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No-fault liability is a compensation scheme that does not base the award of damages on proof of provider fault.
70) No-fault liability offers one way around this conflict.
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.
The section only contemplates no-fault liability of a producer/importer/distributor/retailer and not a supplier.
We're trying to get accurate numbers about how much these no-fault liability deals are costing the taxpayers," said Michael D.
also has been vocal in his opposition to the no-fault liability policies favored by CSX and other rail companies.
McGovern made it clear that the state couldn't responsibly agree to CSX's demand for a no-fault liability deal, which would put Massachusetts taxpayers at risk, even in cases of gross negligence by the freight carrier.
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.