The Buck Stops Where? The Risks of Absolute and Strict Liability

The Buck Stops Where? The Risks of Absolute and Strict Liability

In December 2008, a Kawartha couple did what many Canadians do when winter approaches—they hired a company to refill the fuel oil tanks at their home in Kawartha Lakes, Ontario. After the tanks were refilled by a local fuel company, the couple eventually noticed that the oil was leaking from their basement and called their insurance company to begin the remediation process.