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Active Negligence and Passive Negligence

This page is a compilation of cases reported by the Virginia Supreme Court dealing with active negligence and passive negligence.

1966 Busch v. Gaglio, 207 Va. 343, 150 S.E.2d 110.

Court appears to adopt distinction between active and passive negligence.

1965 Bradshaw v. Minter, 206 Va. 450, 143 S.E.2d 827.

Brief discussion of active/passive negligence as to owner of land in reference to duty to social guest.

1957 Simmons v. Craig, 199 Va. 338, 99 S.E.2d 641.

Reference made to all kinds of negligence, primary, contributory, continuous and concurring.

1953 Huffman v. Sorenson, 194 Va. 932, 76 S.E.2d 183.

Mention of inactive negligence at 194 Va. 939.

1949 Scott v. Simms, 188 Va. 808, 51 S.E.2d 250.

Reference to inactive negligence at 194 Va. 819.

1946 Gray v. Van Zaig, 185 Va. 7, 37 S.E.2d 751.

Court refers to all kinds of negligence, primary, contributory, continuous, and concurring.

1943 VEPCO v. Courtney, 182 Va. 175, 27 S.E.2d 917.

Court refers to various types of negligence, primary, contributory, continuous, and concurring.