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Old October 29, 2018, 11:59 AM   #19
5whiskey
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The "reasonable man" standard is entirely objective, not subjective. Under that standard, the judge or jury is to determine whether a "reasonable man" in the actor's shoes would have done, would have believed, etc. A subjective test, depends on what that actor actually believed, what information he or she possessed, etc.
I understand my error. I was not strictly speaking in the context of a legal definition. Not saying that said legal definition is not important. At any rate, determining whether an action was "reasonable" or not still asks the individual making the determination to use their own subjective views as to what is reasonable or not reasonable.
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