absolute liability


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absolute liability

a phrase to describe a case where liability attaches to a person on the happening of a given condition and despite any care that that person may have taken and despite any facts suggesting the happening was outside human foresight. It appears in some statutory crimes and civil duties.
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James Hartson, for Boyle, said the offence was almost one of absolute liability as, once possession was proved, there was effectively no defence of not knowing the true character of the item in question.
Strict and absolute liability offenses and penalties are usually reserved for serious and grave offenses and not administrative issues like disclosure of dual citizenship,' he said.
Specifically, those sections place on property owners and construction contractors, absolute liability to insure a "safe place to work" for all workers on a construction site.
When he looks like he would rather be anywhere else other than on a football pitch -as was the case at the Vitality Stadium - he is an absolute liability.
When he looks like he would rather be anywhere else other than on a football pitch --as was the case at the Vitality Stadium -- he is an absolute liability.
The insurance company alleged the seven companies have absolute liability for the earthquake because Oklahoma governmentofficials acknowledged wastewater injection into the Arbuckle rock formation could trigger earthquakes and it's not possible to eliminate the quake risks even if disposal well operators follow the guidelines of state-issued permits.
He's an absolute liability and gets more unhinged, if that is even possible, on Twitter every single day.VICKY FRANK
Absolute liability was supposed to encourage investment in safer workplace innovations.<br />Fast forward to 2018.
Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., House Judiciary chairman, said New York is the only state that allows absolute liability against property owners and contractors for injuries sustained by construction workers regardless of fault.
It is important to remember that the content of each of these six papers is their authors' absolute liability and does not compromise the Universidad del Valle, nor the Faculty of Administration Sciences, and their dissemination is carried out for academic purposes, as a contribution to the scientifc development of the area and to encourage debate on each of these issues.
Otherwise known as Labor Law 240, the law puts absolute liability for workers' injured in a worksite fall on contractors and property owners when it is found that proper safety measures weren't in place.
In a typical transaction the applicant asks the issuing bank to assume absolute liability to pay the beneficiary under terms and conditions previously negotiated with the beneficiary.