I can think of mistakes where the perpetrator is still responsible for cleaning the mess:
- I accidently hit your car, no intent... I am responsible for the repairs
- My 3 yr old breaks your window... I, as the parent, am responsible for the repairs
- City law says "get a permit before building". I build without a permit... I am responsible for the cost of demolition
It seems to me that basic wisdom is generally applied to small, every day incidents but large corporations can pay lawyers millions of dollars to argue their way out of anything.
I love playing chess against people who can only think one move ahead. And I've been blessed to compete with these same people in life, love and wealth. Anonymous