The Court held that the trial court s inclusion of PJI 2:15 was a material deviation from the applicable legal standard in a design defect case under the Court s precedent adopting a reasonable person standard
and therefore required reversal and a new trial.
to a reasonable person standard
(What information would a reasonable patient want to know?
813 (2001) (discussing the role of judges and juries in applying the reasonable person standard
and the Learned Hand formula).
The Court would maintain the current reasonable person standard
, but analyze the facts of each case with a more critical eye, aware that most people feel coerced by even small interactions with law enforcement.
2) The reasonable person standard
applies the same standard of care to all individuals.
Prior to Oncale, the use of a reasonable woman standard and a reasonable victim standard had been discussed because of the potential inadequacy of the broad reasonable person standard
2003-61 also implies that a reasonable person standard
will apply as under Sec.
The reasonable person standard
finds its origins in the English Common Law and asks how a reasonable person, or business, would act given the same circumstances and foreseeable consequences.
In stating his position Justice Hall invokes the reasonable person standard
of information disclosure.
the Supreme Court strengthened the protection against hostile environment harassment by holding that the victim need not have suffered psychological damage, and established the legal criteria by which workplace behaviors would be judged to be sexually harassing, known as the reasonable person standard
This reasonable person standard
epitomizes the law's goals of appearing objective, neutral, rational, and therefore just.
Courts generally do not permit idiosyncrasies of the litigants to be taken into account to justify conduct that fails to achieve the reasonable person standard