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, As Well As Other Potentially Available Remedies.
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 within 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 results 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.
For information about some of the more common torts, see below:
Helpful Guide to Understanding the Tort of Deceit Also Known As Fraudulent Misrepresentation Deceit, also known as fraudulent misrepresentation, is a cause...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
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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
Breach of confidence involves the wrongful use of information that was openly shared with the party that subsequently misuses the secret information.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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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
The torts of intentional interference in contractual relations and intentional interference in economic relations are viewed as business torts involving poor...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