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08:55 Jul 9, 2008
German to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Real Estate
German term or phrase: Zustandsstörerhaftungsausschluss
it's about claims of buyer of real property as regards (hidden) inherited polution etc. of the soil
Local time: 10:03

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4exclusion of strict liability for a state-of-affairs nuisance
xxxAdrian MM.
3 +1exemption/exclusion of disturber of public order from liability
Jon Fedler

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exemption/exclusion of disturber of public order from liability

ClumsyIMHO with assistance of Romain/Byrd/Thielecke is source for defintions of Zustandsstörer and Haftungsausschluss. Is there context to back it up?

Jon Fedler
Local time: 11:03
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PRO pts in category: 6

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agree  xxxhazmatgerman: Within above caveat I tend to agree, more so as it goes along with the KudoZ linked by Walter.
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exclusion of strict liability for a state-of-affairs nuisance

Previous ProZ answere of public nuisance. PN is a crime in the UK. So it seems questionable that this can be excluded.

Zustandsstörung: wenn sie auf dem - nicht allein auf Naturkräfte zurückgehenden - Zustand einer Sache beruht (z.B. Froschquaken in einem künstlich angelegten Teich).

cf. the English tort rule in Ryland vs. Fletcher re unnatural use of land and escape of noxious substances, liquids, things or even trouble-maker people breaking out of land.

Example sentence(s):
  • Zustandsstörer können sowohl natürliche als auch juristische Personen sein. ... Zustandsstörer sind für den betreffenden Zustand polizei- und ...
  • Every first-year law student learns about the case of Rylands vs. Fletcher, a decision of the British House of Lords in 1868. ...

    Reference: http://www.rechtslexikon-online.de/Zustandsstoerer.html
    Reference: http://www.propertyshop.ca/articles.cfm?action=show&articlei...
xxxAdrian MM.
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