BU231 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Nuisance, False Imprisonment, Qualified Privilege

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Tort: a wrongful act causing harm to the person or property of another; may be physical, emotional, or financial. Tort law determines in which circumstances the person who causes an injury must compensate the victim. The purpose of tort law is to compensate victims for harm caused by the activities of others. A tort identifies a set of circumstances that creates a right to claim compensation. Tort law is one way of apportioning loss, along with other approaches such as insurance and government compensation. Strict liability: liability that is imposed based upon causation regardless of fault. Toda(cid:455)"s tort la(cid:449) i(cid:374)(cid:448)ol(cid:448)es t(cid:449)o pri(cid:374)(cid:272)iples: the fault of the defendant (that is whether the behaviour was improper, the (cid:272)ausatio(cid:374) of har(cid:373) (cid:894)that is, (cid:449)hether the plai(cid:374)tiff"s i(cid:374)jur(cid:455) (cid:449)as the result of the defe(cid:374)da(cid:374)t"s (cid:272)o(cid:374)du(cid:272)t(cid:895) Fault: unjustifiable injurious conduct that intentionally or carelessly disregards the interests of others.

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