What Is Tort Law?
Torts Are Legal Wrongs Involving Various Types of Negligent, Intentional, or Reckless, Behaviour. A Person Harmed By Tortious Conduct May Bring a Lawsuit For the Harm Caused, Among Other Remedies That May Be Available.
A Helpful Guide on How to Determine and Understand the Various Legal Wrongdoings Constituting As Tortious Conduct
Tort is a funny sounding word derived from the Latin word 'tortum' and is loosely meaning wrong or wrongful. In law, tort falls into the area of civil law other than breach of contract or breach of fiduciary duty, involving rights of action (the right to sue) for a remedy such as compensation for harm caused by the tort. The first known use of the word tort in a legal proceeding was in 1597, when Galileo was still alive, as within the case of Boulton v. Hardy, (1597), 77 E.R. 216.
Within the area of tort law are common matters involving negligence such as failure to keep walkways safe which resulting in a 'slip and fall' incident. Other torts include intentionally or recklessly wrongful conduct such as deceit, conspiracy, interference in contractual relations or economic relations.
To Learn About Specific Torts, See:
Helpful Information to Understanding the Conduct That May Constitute the Tort of Barratry The tort of barratry is a historic tort which, over time, appears...Learn More
Helpful Guide to Understanding the Elements Comprising the Tort of Breach of Confidence In business, the product recipes, proprietary software, systems and...Learn More
In Ontario, the right to sue for breach of privacy exists. The right to privacy exists in a variety of protected respects. The tort of breach of privacy...Learn More
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Helpful Guide to Understanding the Elements Distinguishing Tortious Champerty and Tortious Maintenance The torts of champerty and maintenance both involve...Learn More
There are two types of conspiracy that may lead to civil proceedings. Both types involve two or more people agreeing, by word or conduct, to cause harm.Learn More
Helpful Guide to Understanding Tortious Conduct Known as Conversion or Trespass to Chattels or Detinue Including the Nuanced Differences Conversion, which...Learn More
Can a Person Be Sued For Making False Statements When Negotiating a Contract? The Tort of Deceit Occurs When a Person Knowingly or Recklessly Makes False...Learn More
Helpful Guide to Understanding the Law of Defamation Including Libel and Slander Defamation involves untruths that, when told and spread, may injure a...Learn More
False Imprisonment Involves the Improper Detaining of a Person, Either With or Without Force, and Without a Lawful Justification.Learn More
The tort of false light is similar to defamation; however, the tort of false light falls within the breach of privacy family of torts.Learn More
Misusing the name, brand, logo, trademark, images, among other things, belonging to others may be a form of tortious infringement that is actionable under a...Learn More
Injurious falsehood involves harmful and untruthful statements about a business or property of a person unlike defamation which involves untruthful statements...Learn More
Helpful Guide to Understanding the Intentional Business Interference Torts Interference in Contractual Relations The tort of intentional interference in...Learn More
Helpful Guide to Understanding What Constitutes as the Tort of Malicious Prosecution Legal processes can sometimes become malicious tools improperly used...Learn More
Public officials may sometimes misuse a position of power to settle a political score, unjustly compel and control the behaviour of others, among other things.Learn More
The use of a legal proceeding for a purpose other than the intended purpose of the legal proceeding is a misuse and tortious even if the misused process holds...Learn More
Negligence matters are among the most common torts that give rise to litigation claims (lawsuits) and often involve injury to persons or damage to property...Learn More
Negligent misrepresentation involves the accidental passing of inaccurate information, in an unreasonable manner, to a person whom the speaker ought to know...Learn More
Professional consultants and advisors, such as lawyers, doctors, accountants, among many others, are imperfect just the same as everybody; however, when a...Learn More
The law of 'nuisance' is often classed as falling within the field of tort law; however, some legal academics view nuisance as independent of tort law. ...Learn More
Guide to the Law Regarding Similar Names A humourous example of the tort of passing off can be found within the movie Coming to America, among...Learn More
Slander of title of property occurs when statements or documents, including documents usual to a legal process, such as liens or encumberances, are improperly...Learn More