Quasi delict

QUASI DELICT, civil law. An act whereby a person, without malice, but by fault, negligence or imprudence not legally excusable, causes injury to another.
     2. A quasi delict may be public or private; the neglect of the affairs of a community, when it is our duty to attend to them, may be a crime; the neglect of a private matter, under similar circumstances, may be the ground of a civil action. Bowy. Mod. C. L. c. 43, p. 265.

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Article 2206 specifies the amount of damages for death caused by a crime or quasi delict (or a wrong which occurs unintentionally, as a result of something like negligence), makes the defendant liable for the loss of the earning capacity of the deceased, and establishes the rights of persons supported by the deceased to demand support from the person who is responsible for the death.
Liability of parents for quasi delicts and felonies committed by their minor children is direct and primary and not subsidiary," said lawyer Cecile Palines, a member of Pangilinan's staff.

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