tort


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Synonyms for tort

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

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34) This is a common definition of tort negligence, (35) and tort negligence is not a mens rea element.
44) Rather, a preponderance of the evidence standard would suffice, as in tort.
Notably, even Right of Way Law opponents use tort concepts to argue against the statute, showing how deeply ingrained tort concepts are in the social understanding of traffic crashes.
48) This argument evokes the doctrine of qualified immunity, which shields public officials from tort damages to ensure that they can provide public services.
Waiver of tort has become a hollow and internally inconsistent doctrine, leaving judges and litigants confused about how and when a cause of action might support disgorgement.
After the forms of action were abolished by the Judicature Acts between 1873 and 1875, waiver of tort survived in situations of implied contract and extinctive ratification.
Jackson v Penfold illustrates the application of waiver of tort under both implied contract theory and extinctive ratification within the context of a bailment.
That he sold them wrongfully is wholly immaterial--the bailor, on discovering that its bailee had disposed of its property, had the option of insisting on a tort having been committed and suing in trespass and trover; or it might waive the tort and claim the sale-price.
In discussing the potential of tort liability within a family unit, where courts have been hesitant to intervene, Professor Benjamin Shmueli observed that "[t]ort law sends the message--both to the specific tortfeasor and to potential tortfeasors--that there are certain values that society is not willing to compromise.
Goldberg notes that beyond providing compensation to those who are injured, "the most obvious function tort might play is to send a message to powerful actors that they must give due consideration to the well-being of others.
Civil tort judgments establish standards, tolerance levels, and articulate valuable norms.
the benefits in accident avoidance exceed the cost of prevention, society is better off if those costs are incurred and the accident averted [by adopting] precautions in order to avoid a greater cost in tort judgments.
institution of tort law is not exhausted by the rules that are
the most part, the procedural rules that govern tort claims also govern
distinctive rules--roughly, who is entitled to tort remedies, when, and