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My bag falls off the overhead rack of a train onto the seat below. In case of damage or injury, who is liable and what to do?

germany The answer is complicated. In Germany, there is a liability law, which even addresses trains specifically (in the first paragraph!): https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/haftpflg/BJNR002070871....
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My bag falls off the overhead rack of a train onto the seat below. In case of damage or injury, who is liable and what to do?

It depends on whose (in)actions caused the damage. Perhaps passenger A was negligent in positioning their luggage in the overhead rack. Possibly passenger B was negligent in rearranging A's bag. Rail ...
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My bag falls off the overhead rack of a train onto the seat below. In case of damage or injury, who is liable and what to do?

I am assuming you are asking about liability in negligence, which requires breaching the standard of care when you owed a duty to someone. Your stipulation that you "took appropriate care" ...
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Contractor does work on the wrong house

england-and-wales What you're describing would certainly be considered 'Unjust Enrichment' which is a form of civil fraud. The person who was enriched (e.g. the homeowner with the shiny new windows) ...
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Contractor does work on the wrong house

united-kingdom In the UK, it is an implicit contract. Normally you have a written contract, or at least a verbal contract, but if that contractor just turns up at your doorstep by mistake instead of ...
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Contractor does work on the wrong house

australia TL;DR If you're a contractor who screws up like this, chalk it up to experience and move along. Unjust Enrichment Here we run into some very choppy waters in Australian jurisprudence. While ...
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Contractor does work on the wrong house

united-states This is the classic fact pattern under which the contractor is entitled to an unjust enrichment remedy (and also often, a mechanic's lien remedy), even though there is no breach of ...
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Relation between transport security investigation and police investigation

There is a difference between sharing evidence, and sharing the analysis and conclusions of a professional investigation by a safety board in the form of a written report. What you quoted simply says ...
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