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Theories of Negligence

18th February 2011
In the modern law of tort, the word ‘negligence’ has two meanings. First, it indicates the state of mind of a party in doing an act and secondly, it means a conduct which the law deems wrongfully. In law of torts, these two meanings are considered as sepa... Read >

Objective Theory of Negligence

18th February 2011
In Blyth v. Birmingham Water Works Co., [(1856) 11 Ch 781] Alderson states, "Negligence is the omission to do something which a reasonable man guided upon whose considerations which ordinarily regulate the conduct of human affairs, would do or doing somet... Read >

Meaning and Definition of Negligence

18th February 2011
Negligence is one of the most important and common torts in the law. Although its origins are to be found in trespass and trespass on the case, the action was developed and formulated only in the 19th Century; it now exists in its own right as a separate ... Read >

Some English Cases on Negligence

18th February 2011
In King v. Phillips, [(1953) 1 QB 429], a taxi driver backed his taxi negligently and without looking behind ran into a child who was on a tricycle behind the taxi, slightly injuring him. The child’s mother, who was in her house seventy or eighty yard... Read >