1. The nature of negligence liability.

Negligence is a specific tort1 and in any given circumstances is the failure to exercise that care which the circumstances demand2. What amounts to negligence depends on the facts of each particular case3. It may consist in omitting to do something which ought to be done or in doing something which ought to be done either in a different manner or not at all4. An act of negligence may also constitute a nuisance where it occasions a dangerous state of affairs and satisfies the other requirements of that tort5. Equally it may also be a breach of the rule