tort

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A wrongful act, whether intentional or negligent, which causes an injury and can be remedied at civil law, usually through awarding damages. A delict
(Can we clean up() this sense?) The area of law dealing with such wrongful acts
Tart, sharp
An injury or wrong
{n} hurt, mischief, injury, wrong, calamity
A tort is something that you do or fail to do which harms someone else and for which you can be sued for damages. Damage, injury, or a wrongful act done willfully, negligently, or in circumstances involving strict liability, but not involving breach of contract, for which a civil suit can be brought. an action that is wrong but not criminal and can be dealt with in a civil court of law (tortum, from torquere; TORQUE). Wrongful act, other than a breach of contract, that injures another and for which the law permits a civil (noncriminal) action to be brought. Relief may be obtained in the form of damages or an injunction. The term derives from Latin tortum, meaning "something twisted, wrung, or crooked." Assault, defamation, malpractice, negligence, nuisance, product liability, property damage, and trespass are all (apart from their potentially criminal and contractual aspects) torts
A private or civil (as contrasted with criminal) wrong or injury Sometimes "tort law" is used as a general designation to include provisions concerning breaches of contract as well as a failure in some duty However, the term, "tort" is commonly used more narrowly to refer only to specific failure in some recognized duty, or failure to exercise reasonable prudence or care In this narrower sense "tort" is contrasted with with "breach of contract" (failure to fulfill such a legal agreement) (See Black's Law Dictionary )
Tort is a legal term used to describe instances when someone is deemed legally responsible for injuring another person or damaging his/her property Some states ask you to select a tort provision In these states, you can limit your right to sue for non-monetary damages (like pain and suffering) in exchange for a reduction to your premium Back to Top
An injury or wrong committed with or without force to the person or property of another giving rise to a claim for damages
A wrongful act; wrong; injury; violation of a legal right
Derived from the Latin word tortus which meant wrong In French, "tort" means a wrong" Tort refers to that body of the law which will allow an injured person to obtain compensation from the person who caused the injury Every person is expected to conduct themselves without injuring others When they do so, either intentionally or by negligence, they can be required by a court to pay money to the injured party ("damages") so that, ultimately, they will suffer the pain cause by their action Tort also serves as a deterrent by sending a message to the community as to what is unacceptable conduct
Mischief; injury; calamity
A legal wrong arising from a duty fixed by law Breach of this duty causing injury to persons or property is repressible by legal action for damages Liability for tort involves private or civil wrong or injury and is distinct from that under contract in that the duty is owed to people, generally, rather than to a specified individual
{i} damage, wrong, injustice (Law)
An injury or wrong committed on the person or property of another A tort is an infringement on the rights of an individual, but not founded on a contract The most common tort action is a suit for damages sustained in an automobile accident
A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident
Tort is a legal term meaning a wrongful act, resulting in injury or damage, on which a civil action may be based
a wrongful act resulting in injury to another’s person, property, or reputation, for which the injured party is entitled to seek compensation
A private wrong, independent of contract and committed against an individual, which gives rise to a legal liability and is adjudicated in a civil court A tort can be either intentional or unintentional, and it is mainly against liability for unintentional torts that one buys Liability Insurance (LE)
An injury or wrong committed, either with or without force, to the person or property of another, for which civil liability may be imposed
(RWT) A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident
Stretched tight; taut
Derived from the Latin word tortus, which meant wrong In French, "tort" means a wrong " Tort refers to that body of the law that will allow an injured person to obtain compensation from the person who caused the injury Every person is expected to conduct himself or herself without injuring others When they do so, either intentionally or by negligence, they can be required by a court to pay money to the injured party ("damages") so that, ultimately, they will suffer the pain caused by their action Tort also serves as a deterrent by sending a message to the community as to what is unacceptable conduct The person who commits a tort is called a tortfeasor
An injury or wrong committed, either with or without force, to the person or property of another
Any civil wrong or injury; a wrongful act (not involving a breach of contract) for which an action will lie; a form of action, in some parts of the United States, for a wrong or injury
The area of law dealing with such wrongful acts
(law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought
A civil, not criminal, wrong An injury against a person or property, with the exception of breach of contract
An injury or wrong independent of the contract as by assault, malicious prosecution, negligence, slander or trespass
A private or civil wrong or injury for which the court provides a remedy through an action for damages
other sections in this glossary have referred to the concept of a tort or civil wrong Many different types of wrongs are classified as torts including trespass, nuisance, negligence and defamation The law of tort is part of what is generally known as the common law, in other words the basic principles go back to a time before the current modern legal system took over, although most torts have been subsequently redefined or clarified either by statute or by the courts in cases
A civil wrong or injury caused by one person to another, e g negligence causing bodily injury
Injury caused by negligence or wrongful act of another person, which cannot be classified as a breach of contract
A wrongful act which results in injury or damage and on which a civil action may be based
A wrong for which a civil (as opposed to criminal) action can be brought Many tort claims arise from negligence
A civil wrong that result in an injury to a person or property
tort law
(Kanun) Tort law is a body of law that addresses, and provides remedies for, civil wrongs not arising out of contractual obligations. A person who suffers legal damages may be able to use tort law to receive compensation from someone who is legally responsible, or liable, for those injuries. Generally speaking, tort law defines what constitutes a legal injury and establishes the circumstances under which one person may be held liable for another's injury. Torts cover intentional acts and accidents (negligent acts). In contrast to criminal law (in which the offense is against the State and the State is the plaintiff), in tort law, the offense is against a person and that person is the plaintiff
tort action
incorrect action, erroneous deed
tort of negligence
injustice caused by carelessness, injustice caused by not doing what is considered prudent and standard in order to avoid damage
tort reform
passage of and/or amendments to laws related to civil lawsuits for injuries other than breaches of contracts
tort-feasor
a party who has committed a tort
intentional tort
(Kanun) An intentional tort is a category of torts that describes a civil wrong resulting from an intentional act on the part of the tortfeasor. The level of intent required to render a party liable for an intentional tort has been described as "substantial certainty" that the result would occur
governmental tort immunity
protection granted to a country against lawsuits for damages
torts
{i} damages
torts
plural of tort
tort
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