The Breach of the Standard of Care [Common Law Tort of Negligence] and the Concept of Fault in Personal Extracontractual Liability (Civil Law) in Canada: A Comparative Study

The Canadian Bar Review, Vol. 95, 2017

Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2019-06

15 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2019

See all articles by Marel Katsivela

Marel Katsivela

University of Ottawa - Faculty of Law

Date Written: December 27, 2017

Abstract

La version française de cet article peut être consultée à: http://ssrn.com/abstract=3088966.

This study aims to describe the principles that govern breaches of the standard of care (in the common law tort of negligence) and fault (personal extra-contractual liability in the civil law — CCQ section 1457). More specifically, it focuses on the reasonable person and their conduct in the two legal traditions in Canada. The author tries to determine the degree to which the applicable rules in this area converge. Research into the sources of common law and civil law reveals a remarkable convergence of these rules as well as areas in which they diverge.

Suggested Citation

Katsivela, Marel, The Breach of the Standard of Care [Common Law Tort of Negligence] and the Concept of Fault in Personal Extracontractual Liability (Civil Law) in Canada: A Comparative Study (December 27, 2017). The Canadian Bar Review, Vol. 95, 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3310639

Marel Katsivela (Contact Author)

University of Ottawa - Faculty of Law ( email )

57 Louis Pasteur Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
Canada

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