Torts: Strict Liability: Ultra Hazardous Activities

Ultra-hazardous activities: classified as UHA if it meets 3 part test:
  • Can’t be made reasonably safe given existing technology.
  • The activity imposes a risk of severe harm (incredibly dangerous)
  • Activity must be uncommon in the area where its being conducted. (out of context)
  • ON MBE: (Δ is strictly liable when there’s a UHA on MBE).
      • Anything involving blasting or explosives (dynamite or TNT).
      • Highly dangerous chemical or biological agents
      • Anything involving nuclear energy or radiation.