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By Ed McBain

All's quiet on the 87th Precinct on Christmas Eve . . . until eventually Steve Carella's fellow detectives look with a child who's stolen a sheep, a robber with a bagful of gold, men scuffling with over a sack of frankincense, and a tender couple who provide start to a toddler boy in the dark!

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But, as mentioned, in practice they are eclipsed by the tort of negligence, which is based on the fault principle. The plaintiff must prove that the defendant owed him a duty of care which was breached by his failure to live up to the standard of ‘the reasonable man’, thereby causing the plaintiff injury or damage. The rule that you are to love your neighbour becomes in law you must not injure your neighbour; and the lawyer’s question: Who is my neighbour? receives a restricted reply. You must take reasonable 47 Law’s branches Each of these three elements requires brief elaboration.

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56; quoted in Malise Ruthven, Islam: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 1997), p. 89 17 Law’s roots At its core, Hinduism postulates the notion of Kharma: goodness and evil on earth determine the nature of one’s next existence. Hindu law, especially in relation to family law and succession, applies to around 900 million individuals, mostly in living in India. Customary law To constitute custom, the practices involved require something beyond mere usage or habit. They need to have a degree of legality.

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