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Absolute liability

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Absolute liability is a standard of legal liability found in tort and criminal law of various legal jurisdictions.

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Google previewUnlocking Criminal Law (2013)

by Jacqueline Martin, Tony Storey

Absolute liability means that no mens rea at all is required for the offence. It involves status offences; that is, offences where the actus reus is a state of affairs. The defendant is liable because they have 'been found' in a certain situation.

Google previewDICTIONARY OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC TERMS, 5th ed. (2007)

ABSOLUTE LIABILITY liability without fault; also known as liability Without regard to fault or strict liability. Absolute liability is imposed in various states when actions of an individual or business ...

Google previewAn International Dictionary of Accounting and Taxation (2004)

Twelve Thousand Plus Entries on Accounting, Auditing and Taxation in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia by Guy Wanjialin

absolute liability a form of liability without fault, such as product liability. Also: liability without regard to fault; strict liability. absolute priority rule (APR) the idea that creditors' claims take precedence over the ...

Google previewCollins Dictionary of Law

absolute liability a phrase to describe a case where liability attaches to a person on the happening ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Comparative Law (1986)

by René David

abandonment — see physician's liability abatement — see neighbourhood disturbances; remedy; restitution abduction -see domestic relations, injury absolute liability — see liability, strict absolute right -see right, absolute absolute theory -see ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage (2001)

by Bryan A. Garner

strict liability; absolute liability; liability without fault. Among these broadly synonymous phrases, meaning "liability that does not depend upon actual negligence or intent to harm," strict liability is the most common term in both AmE and ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopedia of Law (1893)

by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland

In New York, it is said that an absolute liability imposed by statute upon stockholders "is like other obligations, assumed in the form prescribed by the laws of the place where made , and ...

Google previewGarner's Dictionary of Legal Usage (2011)

by Bryan A. Garner

strict liability; absolute liability; liability without fault. Among these broadly synonymous phrases, meaning “liability that does not depend upon actual negligence or ...

Google previewThe Virginia and West Virginia Judicial Dictionary-digest (1922)

Words and Phrases. Being a Compilation of All Words, Phrases and Maxims which Have Been Defined, Construed, Interpreted Or Applied in Virginia and West Virginia Cases and in the Codes of Those States, Combined with a Digest of Virginia and West Virginia Cases and Principles of Law as Therein Applied by Fred P. Caldwell

Before imposing this absolute liability, we must first determine whether the street is out of repair in the sense of the statute. Yeager v. City of Bluefleld, 40 W. Va. 487, 21 S. E. 752.

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