Absolute Liability – a type of strict liability based on causation alone, without any other limiting factors

absolute liability:

l. Archaic. See strict liability.

2. A type of strict liability based on causation alone, without any other limiting factors.  *  Absolute liability is often distinguished from strict products liability, which limits strict liability to injuries caused by a product defect.

     Excerpt from Phillips v. Kimwood Mach. Co. (Or. 1974):

     “No one wants absolute liability where all the article has to do is to cause injury. [2]


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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]: Phillips v. Kimwood Mach. Co., 525 P.2d 1033, 1036 (Or. 1974) on Justia.com:  https://law.justia.com/cases/oregon/supreme-court/1974/525-p-2d-1033-5.html


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