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Synonyms for tort

(law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought

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Negligence is a civil tort that requires four elements for a plaintiff to prevail: (1) there must be a duty, (2) the duty must have been breached, (3) harm must have resulted from the breach and (4) the breach of a duty must have caused the harm.
The case of a worldwide harmful practice, in which there is a tension (even collision) between two fields of law--religious family law and civil tort and contract law--is one of legal pluralism, which makes it possible for the two systems of law and courts to coexist.
The actual or potential imposition of civil tort liability changes the behavior of others.
Although Section 2259 restitution claims take place in a criminal context, they are more closely related to civil tort proceedings:
Rather than having society rely on state prosecutors and the criminal courts, individuals could use civil tort actions to recover the costs of crime and to deter criminals from misconduct, or they could form private societies for the prosecution of crimes.
And she is insistent that the initiative would neither import a US system - solutions arrived at would be "truly European" - nor seek to override national traditions of civil tort law.
In the 1979 preamble to an FDA labeling regulation, for example, the agency expressly acknowledged that "it is not the intent of the FDA to influence the civil tort liability of the manufacturer." (4)
(63.) For an excellent discussion of the merits of civil tort suits as a remedy for Fourth Amendment violations, see Akhil Reed Amar, Fourth Amendment First Principles, 107 HARV.
President Bush has decided to spend a substantial amount of his political capital on an ambitious effort to reform the civil tort system.
The California legislature amended Civil Code section 1708.8 to subject individuals who invade the privacy of others to civil tort liability.
even though Antarctica has no choice of law rules embedded in its law, because it has no law, nonetheless the appropriate choice of law rule to advocate is the notion of personal sovereignty, which obviously has limited relevance today because there are virtually no places in the world aside from Antarctica that have no civil tort law.
Cabana), Missing the Target: Municipal Litigation Against Handgun Manufacturers: Abuse of the Civil Tort System, 9 GEO.
Other scholars and attorneys would get rid of the discrimination model altogether and deal with sexual misconduct in the workplace as a civil tort. Many acts alleged in serious harassment claims, from sexual battery to indecent exposure, are grounds not only for criminal charges but for civil action - including liability suits against a company which was negligent in failing to protect workers from being victimized on the job.
The victim will commence a civil tort lawsuit against the aggressor, asserting the tort claims of assault and battery.