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Law and Business
LAW 122
Jared C.Allen

LAW122 Chapter 3 Notes Introduction to Tort Law A Tort generally consists of a failure to fulfill a private obligation that was imposed by lawA tort is 1 The breach of a private obligation a crime is a public wrong 2 The obligation is owed to a person Ex I owe an obligation to you not to make defamatory statements about Sean 3 This obligation will be broken if I tell Seans employer that he was once convicted of murder I would then be a tortfeasorperson who has committed a tort 4 Sean will then be allowed to sue me Sometimes a torn and a crime overlap Ex beatingbattery tortassault crime Torts and Contracts Structure both tort and contract involve primary and secondary obligationsPrimary tell people how they ought to actSecondary tells people how they must act after primary obligations have beenbroken Source of Primary Obligations
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