ultrahazardous activity

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ultrahazardous activity

n. an action or process which is so inherently dangerous that the person or entity conducting the activity is "strictly liable" for any injury caused by the activity. Examples: working with high explosives or conducting a professional auto race on public streets.

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Cantu, Distinguishing the Concept of Strict Liability for Ultrahazardous Activities from Strict Products Liability Under Section 402A of the Restatement (Second) of Torts: Two Parallel Lines of Reasoning That Should Never Meet, Akron Law Rev.
(45) Those undertaking ultrahazardous activities become strictly liable for all damages arising from ultrahazardous activity, without any need for determining duty or fault.
(55) For this reason, those carrying out ultrahazardous activities are strictly liable for all the damages suffered by those harmed.
The rise of these new ultrahazardous activities did not, however, require a new legal system.
For those remaining ultrahazardous activities, the insurance sector developed products that allowed businesses to account for these costs, and spread the risk over an entire industry, so that innocent victims could obtain compensation.
Evolution of Strict Liability for Ultrahazardous Activities
actions, even with regards to engagement in ultrahazardous activities.
The doctrine of strict liability for ultrahazardous activities
"ultrahazardous activities" to "abnormally dangerous
ultrahazardous activities. The courts have held particular
hazardous substances, are essentially per se ultrahazardous activities
Only if the generalized criteria observed in roulette-wheel cases will support bright-line categorization ahead of time, as is true in connection with the ultrahazardous activities doctrine discussed earlier, (196) will the requisite EL boundaries be feasible.

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