Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The concept of contributory negligence is used to characterize conduct that creates an unreasonable risk to one’s self. The idea is that an individual has a duty to act as a reasonable person. When a person does not act this way and injury occurs, that person may be he...

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Violation of Legal Right Without Causing any Harm

This maxim means violation of a legal right without causing any harm, loss or damage to the plaintiff. Thus, it is the behavior, which is actionable as a tort. It is always actionable as legal wrongs entail a remedy. Eve...

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Simply stated the rule of strict liability makes the defendant liable for accidental harms caused without any intentions and negligence on part. In other words, sometimes the law recognizes ‘no fault’ liability. The undertakes of hazardous or dangerous activities have...

Thursday, July 6, 2017

“The rule Ryland and Fletcher evolved the 19th at the time when all these development of science and technology had not taken place…. We have to evolve new principles ad lay down new norms which would adequately deal with the new problems which arise in highly industri...

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Rylands v Fletcher [1868] UKHL 1 was a decision by the House of Lords which established a new area of English tort law. Rylands employed contractors to build a reservoir, playing no active role in its construction. When the contractors discovered a series of old coal s...

Friday, June 30, 2017

Remedies for torts are of two kinds: Judicial and Extra Judicial. Judicial remedies are those which are afforded by the act of law, viz.


(1) awarding of damages: (2) granting of injunction; and (3) restitution of property.

Extra-Judicial remedies are those which are ava...

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