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Synonyms for tort

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

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mistaken the subject of the first-year torts class for the institution
their claim that "the common law of torts is best explained as if
This time, Potter takes torts from a professor who has a
At least three hypotheses provide plausible explanations for why car crashes are so commonly understood as tort-like, and they may point to where the underlying line between torts and crimes has been drawn.
Posner, Law and Legal Theory in England and America 54 (1996) ("The conventional legal thinker draws an extremely sharp line between civil law and criminal law and between torts and contract.
Restatement (Second) of Torts [section][section] 463-496 (Am.
Some torts, by their very nature, would appear to be incapable of being waived.
In both Transit Trailer Leasing and Strand Electric, the proprietary torts pleaded did not result in injury to the plaintiff and they stand as good authority for the proposition that some proprietary torts support disgorgement.
and second, which torts or "tortious circumstances" will make waiver of tort available (i.
Recommendation: To help ensure the quality of care provided to veterans by VA practitioners, including that information about all paid tort claims is reported and used appropriately to improve patient care, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs should direct the General Counsel to ensure that regional counsel offices notify OMLA about all paid tort claims resolved through VA's administrative review and through litigation.
Recommendation: To help ensure the quality of care provided to veterans by VA practitioners, including that information about all paid tort claims is reported and used appropriately to improve patient care, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs should direct the General Counsel to develop and implement an internal control process to verify the completeness of the notifications of paid tort claims that regional counsel offices provide to OMLA.
Recommendation: To help ensure the quality of care provided to veterans by VA practitioners, including that information about all paid tort claims is reported and used appropriately to improve patient care, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs should direct the General Counsel to review all paid tort claims related to medical injuries at VA facilities in prior years to ensure that all of these claims are reported to OMLA.
The common law of torts houses hundreds of thousands of cases decided over centuries.
122) The principle articulated in Palsgraf is usually delivered in a first-year torts class after students contemplate the possibility of imposing liability without foreseeable risk123 and the possibility of denying liability when a risk is not reasonably perceived but is somewhat proximate.
That qualifies torts as public law (126) without implicating the haunting duty of care and foreseeability questions raised by Justice Cardozo in 1928.