‘What Happened, Before Applying Standard of Care’

“Negligence is determined by a standard of care that a relevant prudent person would undertake, rather than the results that such a theoretical person would seek to attain or avoid. Although Canada initially inherited the reasonable person standard from England in Vaughn v Menlove, 1837 132 ER 490, it has developed significantly since that time. It as not, however, made exceptions for mental illness as in Vaughn, but has created a number of other exceptions, most notably for experts and professionals …” (more)

[Omar Ha-Redeye, Slaw, 14 March]

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