Environmental Law Under the Common Law - Module 1 of 5
One main benefit to bringing environmental actions under the common law is that such cases can be particularly effective in cases of _______.
In addition to filling some of the potential gaps left by ___________, common law doctrines provide an important basis for building effective policy over time.
To establish a civil case under the common law, a plaintiff must be able to provide evidence sufficient to show that the defendant’s wrongful action caused them ______________ harm
Under the Second Restatement of Torts, one incurs liability for ____________ by entering into land possessed by another person or causes an object or third party to do so.
By preventing disruptive or unhealthy activities that don’t necessarily create a physical impact on land, _________ actions have proven to be very effective tools for combating environmental pollution.
In a/an __________ action, a defendant is liable if he or she intentionally and unreasonably or negligently invades the plaintiff’s interest in the use and enjoyment of the plaintiff’s land.
_________liability is defined as legal liability imposed on a defendant despite the fact that he or she harmed someone without breaching any specific duty of reasonable care.
Which of the following legal cases provides a prime example of how strict liability theories can apply to environmental pollution?
Which of the following legal cases set an important precedent about strict liability under the common law?
Which of the following is a recent environmental case that highlights issues raised when environmental plaintiffs are not constitutionally qualified to pursue environmental actions in the common law?