What Does Tort Mean?
Generally, Torts Are Wrongdoings That Involve Negligently, Intentionally, or Recklessly, Improper Conduct, That Provide a Legal Right to the Person Harmed to Bring Litigation For Compensation, Among Other Things.
A Helpful Guide on How to Determine and Understand the Various Legal Wrongdoings Constituting As Tortious Conduct
Tort is a funny sounding word derived from the Latin word 'tortum' and is loosely meaning wrong or wrongful. In law, tort falls into the area of civil law other than breach of contract or breach of fiduciary duty, involving rights of action (the right to sue) for a remedy such as compensation for harm caused by the tort. The first known use of the word tort within a legal proceeding was in 1597, when Galileo was still alive, as within the case of Boulton v. Hardy, (1597), 77 E.R. 216.
Within the area of tort law are common matters involving negligence such as failure to keep walkways safe which results in a 'slip and fall' incident. Other torts include intentionally or recklessly wrongful conduct such as deceit, conspiracy, interference in contractual relations or economic relations.
For information about some of the more common torts, see below:
There are two types of conspiracy that may lead to civil proceedings. Both types involve two or more people agreeing, by word or conduct, to cause harm.Learn More
Deceit, also known as fraudulent misrepresentation, is a cause of action within the business tort family of case matters. Although deceit is a cause of...Learn More
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Negligence matters are among the most common torts that give rise to litigation claims (lawsuits) and often involve injury to persons or damage to property...Learn More
Negligent misrepresentation involves the accidental passing of inaccurate information, in an unreasonable manner, to a person whom the speaker ought to know...Learn More
The law of 'nuisance' is often classed as falling within the field of tort law; however, some legal academics view nuisance as independent of tort law. ...Learn More