Causation-in-fact exists if the plaintiff would not have been injured but for the conduct of the defendant.
Rita is injured when Steve's coffee-maker explodes due to a manufacturing defect. Rita may not sue the manufacturer for her injuries.
Danny is negligent in driving his car and causing a collision with Edna's car. However, Danny pleads and proves Edna was in part comparatively negligent. This defense will prevent Edna from recovering for her injuries.
Michael hears a splash in his backyard pool. Investigating, he sees a child he does not know struggling in the water. Michael fails to act and the child drowns. Michael's failure to act is negligence.
Frank parks his car near an area where explosives are to be used. Signs nearby indicate possible damage to vehicles parked in the area. Frank returns to find his car damaged. Frank may recover for the damage to his car.
Al, Bill, Chad, and Dan were found jointly and severally liable for $100,000 of property damages caused when a frat initiation event got out of control. Al, Bill and Chad do not have the money to pay their fair share of the damages. The only solvent defendant is Dan. The most Dan will have to pay the plaintiff is
The negligence committed by a professional, such as a doctor or a lawyer, in the conduct of his profession is ____________.
negligence per se
negligence ad hominum
res ipsa locquitor
Gene is bringing a suit in strict liability for personal injuries caused by a defectively designed hair dryer. Which of the following parties can be defendant in this case?
Electronic Designs, who designed the hair dryer
K&L, Inc. who manufactured the hair dryer
Big Retail Outlet, who sold the hair dryer to Gene
All of the above
Iris was at fault in a car crash in which Phil was injured. As they waited for the EMTs to arrive, a plane, which was part of a nearby air show, crashed into Phil, significantly increasing his injuries. Iris will not be liable for this second set of injuries because the plane crash was a