9. Liability for omissions.

9.     Liability for omissions.

The courts are unwilling to hold that a person is liable for failure to act. It is not enough that harm is a foreseeable consequence of that omission; a bystander is not liable for carelessly allowing a blind man to walk over a cliff to his death without warning him of the danger1. However, a duty to act may be imposed where the defendant has undertaken a responsibility for the claimant himself2, or for property or for third parties causing damage to the claimant. Responsibility for the claimant may be based on the