Paralegal Classes | Resources for Students
Contracts and Torts
A required course in first year at most law schools, there are many resources online that deal either with specific important cases or with principles of contract law in general. Remember, though, check the source. Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and other Commonwealth Countries have similar legal systems. The US, the rest of the European Union, and other non-Commonwealth countries have sufficiently different legal systems that you cannot always rely that materials they produce to be applicable in Canada.
General Contract Law
- Video Series on Contracts (Based in UK/Caribbean law)
- Contract Course Vids (Based in US law)
- What is a Contract?
- Formation of Contracts
- Contract Drafting
- Contract Interpretation
- The Hot Coffee Case
- The struggle against Tort Reform
- Intent: Strict liability or Absolute liability – the defenses of due dilligence or reasonable mistake of fact can be available in cases where strict liability applies, but not where absolute liability is the standard. Note: because of the Charter,in Canada an offense punishable by jail time can not be decided on an absolute liability standard.
Tort Law Cases
- The Neighbour Principle: Donoghue v. Stevenson 1932
- Proximate Cause: Palsgraf v. Long Island Railroad Co. 1928
- Legal Cause or Factual Cause: Mustapha v. Culligan of Canada Ltd. 2008
- New Tort… Invasion of Privacy
Insurance and Tort Law
- No Fault Insurance (Ontario)