GIVE A SHORTHAND DEFINITION OF FORESEEABILITY IN TORT LAW AND DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE OBJECTIVE AND SUBJECTIVE STANDARDS OF DETERMINING FORESEEABILITY. WHICH STANDARD SHOULD BE USED? WHAT ARE EIGHT FACTORS USED TO DETERMINE IF SOME EVENT WAS FORESEEABLE?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 6:40 pm ad1c9bdddf
Foreseeability can be defined as reasonable anticipation of the possible results of an action, such as what may happen if one is negligent. This concept of foreseeability in tort law tends to limit liability to the consequences of an act that could reasonably be foreseen rather than every single consequence that follows. Otherwise, liability could be unlimited in scope, as causes never truly cease to continue having effects far removed in time and space. See the landmark case Palsgraf v. Long Island Railroad for a good example.
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The expert examines the shorthand definition of foreseeable in tort law.