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  1. 1.  Essentials of Negligence 1. Duty of care to the plaintiff . 2. Breach of duty. 3.Damage.
  2. 2.  Breach of duty means non-observance of due care which is required in a particular situation.
  3. 3. a) The important of the object to be attained. b) The magnitude of risk. c) The amount of consideration for which services, etc. are offfered.
  4. 4. The law does not require greatest possible care but the care required is that of a reasonable man under certain circumstances. The example of cases “Latimer v. A.E.C. Ltd.”
  5. 5. The degree of care required varies according to each situation. What may be a careful act in one situation may be a negligent act in another. The law does not demand the same amount of care under all situations. The examples of cases “ Kerala state electricity board v. Suresh Kumar .”