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The precise origins of due diligence are unclear. The concept of diligence goes back to the Roman law concept of diligentia, distinguishing two main types of diligence: diligentia quam suis rebus, or the care that an ordinary person exercises in managing his or her own affairs, and diligentia exactissima or diligentia boni patrisfamilia, a more exacting type of care exercised by the head of a family.
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Duty to Take (reasonable) Care
Last updated: 06-Oct-2014

Donoghue v Stevenson [1932] AC 562, per Lord Atkin:

A manufacturer of products, which he sells in such a form as to show that he intends them to reach the ultimate consumer in the form in which they left him with no reasonable possibility of intermediate examination, and with the knowledge that the absence of reasonable care in the preparation or putting up of the products will result in an injury to the consumer’s life or property, owes a duty to the consumer to take that reasonable care.


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