Law 2101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 45: Intentional Tort, Contributory Negligence, Absolute Liability

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Tort may be de ned as a civil wrong other than a breach of contract that the courts will redress by the way of monetary damages has limited utility because does not explain what tort law encompasses. Its a diverse class of compensable wrongs. tort actions is a plaintiff suing for damages against plaintiff. Better understood as exible set of legal actions grounded in different theories of legal responsibility for wrong doing. Torts distinguished from other areas of law. Criminal law= crime against society at large, state deals with court stuff. Tort indirectly protects public involves civil proceedings commenced and maintained by the injured party. Contract is stemmed from a breach of an agreement that were agreed upon and can only sue when contract is breached. Tort is different. obligations are general principles of law and anyone who is injured by defendants tortious actions can sue. Primary object of law originally was to prevent blood feuds.

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