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Tort Law - Negligence - Contributory negligence - Apportionment of liability - Relation to causation

Thursday, August 25, 2016 @ 8:00 PM  

Action by the plaintiff, Mackey, against the defendant, the Province, for damages to compensate for personal injuries. In 2007, the plaintiff, age 17, was part of a school choir visiting Victoria from Arizona. While en route to a performance, the plaintiff climbed a concrete baluster on a railing along the perimeter of a pedestrian plaza overlooking the waterfront. He swung around a lamp post that proved to be severely corroded. The lamp post came loose and the plaintiff fell from approximately 20 feet to a concrete...