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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
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(128) Several other states employ effectively the same language but then also strengthen the presumption for mens rea by specifying that legislative intent for strict liability must be clear or plain.