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Chapter 3

Chapter 3 - Intro to torts

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Ryerson University
Law and Business
LAW 122
Theresa Miedema

Chapter 3 Introduction to torts INTRODUCTION TO TORT LAW Tort: Generally consists of a failure to fulfill a prime obligation that was imposed by the law Torts and crimes o Tortfearsor: the person who has committed the crime Tort Law and Criminal Law Parties involved in Parties to the action Remedy obligation if that obligation is broken Tort Law Private The defendant owes an The plaintiff sues the Compensatory law obligation to the plaintifdefendant damages Criminal Public The accused owes an The government Punishment (such as a Law obligation to society prosecutes the accused fine or imprisonment) Law o The two concepts arise from the same factors: Tort the idea of allowing a victim to demand compensation from a wrongdoer developed into the system of private tort law Crime the idea of allowing the community to punish a wrongdoer developed into the public system of criminal law Torts and contracts Comparing Tort and Contract Source of Privity Compensator Risk management obligation y Damages Tort Imposed by Enforceable Place the May take a person by surprise; may law regardless of any plaintiff as if require more than a person is able to agreement between the tort did not give the parties occur Contra Volntarily Enforceable only by Place the Always possible to know the ct created by or against a party to plaintiff as if obligations in advance; always www.notesolution.com
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