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Torts (Neligence): Outline of Relevent Cases and Legislation (ONLY Duty, Breach, and Causation)

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This document sets out the important case studies and pieces of legislation relevant to the negligence sections of the course. Only for Duty, Breach, and Causation

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Tort law Law English tort law Common law Duty of care Negligence Nervous shock in English law Standard of care Bolton v Stone Duty of care in English law South African law of delict Hyde Cherry Rejection Sydney Water
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Tort law Law English tort law Common law Duty of care Negligence Nervous shock in English law Standard of care Bolton v Stone Duty of care in English law South African law of delict Hyde Cherry Rejection Sydney Water
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n/Law Establishment of Duty of Care Donoghue v Stevenson • Established Negligence as an area of law and set out basic requirements for DoC • Drank ginger beer that unbeknownst to her (opaque bottle) had a decomposing snail in it • Got Gastro • Friend bought drink for her so she had no contractual relationship with the drink company, and thus, no actionable cause • General rule established that “You must take reasonable care to avoid acts or omissions which you can reasonably foresee would be likely to injure your neighbor” • Neighbor means “persons who are so closely and directly affected by my act that I ought reasonably to have them in contemplation as being so affected” • Narrow rule established DoC of manufacturers...
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