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Approximately 270 pages
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Cause of Action: Occupiers' Liability
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Cause of Action: Occupiers' Liability provides a succinct overview of occupiers' liability law from the standpoint of the litigator, incorporating the latest case law and legislative developments in an easy-to-understand format. This primer takes you step-by-step through the basic principles and issues in this area of law, and how the various concepts apply in practice and litigation. Subjects covered include the following: • who may be deemed an 'occupier' and what may be considered 'premises' • the elements of an occupiers' liability action • claims related to those based in occupiers' liability • vicarious liability • obligations of adjacent neighbours • dog owners' liability • offroad motorized vehicles and snowmobiles • the social host's duty of care to guests and others • limitation periods and notice requirements • defences to occupiers' liability claims • employer-employee and landlord-tenant relationships • discovery • damages • acting for the plaintiff • acting for the defendant. Cause of Action: Occupiers' Liability also features sample precedents of pleadings and other court documents.
About the Author

Janet E. Smith of Toronto, Ontario, has over 25 years of litigation and legal research experience spanning an array of areas of law, including personal injury law, insurance defence, motor vehicle claims, commercial law, professional malpractice claims, family law, wrongful dismissal claims and estates law.

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