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'''Torts''' are a diverse collection of civil wrongs which are actionable outside of either contract or statute law.  Torts include [[negligence]], private nuisance, public nuisance, breach of statutory duty, [[defamation]], trespass to the person, trespass to land, passing off, malicious falsehood, deceit, conversion and various so-called economic torts.
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A '''tort''' is a civil wrong for which the law provides a remedyThe law of torts is generally separated into negligence and intentional torts.  Under the common law "duty/breach" analysis, negligence is an act or omission that breaches a duty and causes harm.  Generally, people have the duty to act as "reasonably prudent persons" and if a person does not act as a reasonably prudent person and an injury results, the person may be liable in tort. 
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Intentional torts include:
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'''Torts Against the Person'''
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- Battery
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- Assault
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- False imprisonment
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- Intentional infliction of emotional distress
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'''Torts Against Property'''
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- Trespass to land
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- Trespass to chattels
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- Conversion
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- Intentional interference with a contractual relationship
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'''Torts Against Economic and Dignitary Interests'''
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- Defamation
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- Slander
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- Libel
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- Invasion of privacy
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The word tort comes from the [[Latin]] ''tortum'', which means bent or twisted.<ref>http://m-w.com/dictionary/tort</ref>
 
The word tort comes from the [[Latin]] ''tortum'', which means bent or twisted.<ref>http://m-w.com/dictionary/tort</ref>

Revision as of 14:07, 2 October 2008

A tort is a civil wrong for which the law provides a remedy. The law of torts is generally separated into negligence and intentional torts. Under the common law "duty/breach" analysis, negligence is an act or omission that breaches a duty and causes harm. Generally, people have the duty to act as "reasonably prudent persons" and if a person does not act as a reasonably prudent person and an injury results, the person may be liable in tort.

Intentional torts include:

Torts Against the Person - Battery - Assault - False imprisonment - Intentional infliction of emotional distress

Torts Against Property - Trespass to land - Trespass to chattels - Conversion - Intentional interference with a contractual relationship

Torts Against Economic and Dignitary Interests - Defamation - Slander - Libel - Invasion of privacy


The word tort comes from the Latin tortum, which means bent or twisted.[1]

References

  1. http://m-w.com/dictionary/tort