Foreseeability


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Foreseeability

The facility to perceive, know in advance, or reasonably anticipate that damage or injury will probably ensue from acts or omissions.

In the law of Negligence, the foreseeability aspect of proximate cause—the event which is the primary cause of the injury—is established by proof that the actor, as a person of ordinary intelligence and circumspection, should reasonably have foreseen that his or her negligent act would imperil others, whether by the event that transpired or some similar occurrence, and regardless of what the actor surmised would happen in regard to the actual event or the manner of causation of injuries.

foreseeability

n. reasonable anticipation of the possible results of an action, such as what may happen if one is negligent or consequential damages resulting a from breach of a contract. (See: foreseeable risk, negligence)

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Foreseeability may turn out to be the dispositive issue.
68) The court specified that foreseeability, as it relates to a duty, differs from foreseeability in the context of causation, which is a question of fact examined at the time the plaintiff was harmed.
the extent to which the transaction was intended to affect the plaintiff, the foreseeability of harm to him, the degree of certainty that the plaintiff suffered injury, the closeness of the connection between the defendant's conduct and the injury suffered, the moral blame attached to the defendant's conduct, and the policy of preventing future harm.
Bleck ignores later precedent that embraces Ameijeiras and enforces a strict test of foreseeability as to time, place, and manner of the prior crimes.
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Courts have analyzed whether an intermediary owes a duty to a third party by focusing on the foreseeability of the injury or whether there is privity between the third party and intermediary.
The foreseeability of damages is based on the view that "it is unfair to a defendant, and imposes too great a burden, to hold responsible for losses that it could not have reasonably contemplated or foreseen.
Both this concept of relationship and its connection to foreseeability have led to the general rule that there is no duty to protect a person who is in peril due to circumstances the defendant did not create.
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Under this approach, concepts of foreseeability and reliance are combined to limit the professional's liability.