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  1. This is all pretty hypothetical, and I should say that I am not commenting on any known set of facts or how it would apply in any particular jurisdiction, so this is not to be relied upon for legal advice, but with that disclaimer: The word "accident" is unusual at law. If you are saying that it was an "inevitable accident", then that is a defence. The most typical example of an "inevitable accident" is a car-accident due to black ice. Your second suggested scenario seems to involve over-crowding. That could mean there is a third party claim to be made against whomever (presumably) jostled the person who broke the object, by that person. There would also be a likely claim against whomever controls the store, for "contributory negligence" in allowing the place to be overcrowded, leading to a hazard, leading to the incident that caused the loss. Simple stuff, really.
  2. It seems to me people are under a duty not to do harm or cause damage/loss to others. If someone's action or omission causes such a loss by damaging another's property, subject to some statutory exclusion or other liability defence, it seems to me that such a person would then be liable to make that other person "whole", by compensating for the loss/damage. The argument, presumably, would then be the replacement value of the property destroyed, but I would think liability would be pretty clear. I also suspect that the offering-price for the brand new object, i.e. the one at the store where the damage was done, would be pretty good evidence of the replacement value; i.e. damages owing.
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    As I recall you had a couple hundred cans.
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    My favourite invitation to dine ever: Velvet (circa 1995) - "Can I offer you a mock-SPAM sandwich?" (I declined.)
  5. I love That 1 Guy; especially live. "They look so cute but don't be fooled by birds!"
  6. I think I'll just bump this post every couple weeks and see if anyone responds. I suspect I'll have better luck closer to the date.
  7. Can anyone tell me where to be in Toronto that night to see live music? It could even just be a bar where a great house band plays on Thursdays.
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