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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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Strict liability does not apply to all instances of personal or property injury caused by a product; it does not apply to injuries that are classified as economic losses, and there are exemptions (such as the Second Restatement's comment k exception) covering certain products, (102) If courts are biased toward finding a product covered by the class to which the strict liability rule applies, legal error of this type would imply that the effective scope of strict liability is somewhat unpredictable.
For the effect of strict liability doctrine on claims of warranty previously requiring privity, see [section] 672.
haphazard way in which strict liability may apply to one case but not to
Justice Dickson (as he then was) defined and inserted the category of strict liability as a halfway point between full mens rea and absolute liability.
The Supreme Court of Canada introduced the notion of strict liability for regulatory offences in its seminal judgment, R v Sault Ste Marie (City).
We were told one reason strict liability was unworkable in Scotland was because certain stadia would be closed for months leading to severe hardship for particular clubs.
One might assume that strict liability offenses are rarely found in
But it's the claim of strict liability that is the giant's biggest prize.
We know strict liability works because what tends to happen is the clubs have to do something about it.
UK Anti-Doping Chief Executive Andy Parkinson said: "This is a timely reminder that, no matter what your sport, under the principle of strict liability athletes must exercise extreme caution over what they put into their body.
However, the GBGB stressed that the strict liability held by a trainer for greyhounds in his/her care remains.