What is the standard of care required by common law by the common law under common law?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Schwab v. Schaloske, 1982 CanLII 750 (BC SC):

The standard of care required by the common law is that of the reasonable man of ordinary prudence: Vaughan v. Menlove (1837), 3 Bing. N.C. 468, 132 E.R. 490. In the present case, the defendants must be judged by the standard of reasonable and prudent farmers.

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