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Old 02-07-2012, 13:22   #23
YtownGlock
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Originally Posted by BuckyP View Post
Interesting law. Certainly a lot of vagueness. What is the definition of substantial risk. Also, what if you are obliged based on the law, only later to get sued in civil court for any actions you took?

Have to find out if we have such a thing in PA.
According to http://definitions.uslegal.com/s/substantial-risk/ "Substantial risk means a strong possibility, as contrasted with a remote or even a significant possibility, that a certain result may occur or that a certain circumstance may exist. It is risk of such a nature and degree that to disregard it constitutes a gross deviation from the standard of care that a reasonable person would exercise in such a situation."

As for being sued in civil court, heck, almost everything you do nowadays leaves the door open to Civil Court. Right or wrong.
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