LAW 122 Chapter 3: Class 2 – Chapter 3

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A tort is a failure to fulill a private obligaion imposed by law. Torfeasor is a person who commits a tort. Tort law includes almost every sort of private law wrong outside of breach of contract. Social purpose: tort law discourages people from commiing private wrongs by requiring them to compensate and restore the wronged party. Commiing batery by shoving someone or throwing something on another person"s lawn. When harm is caused carelessly, such as when a medical team accidentally amputates the wrong limb of a paient. Applies to very risky aciviies and injuries caused by wild or exoic pets or wandering catle. If your pet tarantula bites someone or if your catle wander of your property and tramples your neighbour"s yard, you are strictly liable. Legal analysis suppose you are given a set of facts and asked to spot the issue . If it is a tort, what kind of tort is it? (intenional, negligence, strict liability)

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