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3.6-2  Distinction between Statutory and Common-Law Negligence

Revised to January 1, 2008

There are, for purposes of this case, two kinds of negligence: statutory negligence and common-law negligence.  Statutory negligence is the failure to conform one's conduct to a duty imposed by the legislature through the enactment of a statute.  Common-law negligence is a violation of the duty to use reasonable care under the circumstances.  A violation of either of these duties is negligence.


Guglielmo v. Klausner Supply Co., 158 Conn. 308, 318 (1969).




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