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A tort is a an act or omission that gives rise to to injury or harm to another and amounts to a civil wrong for which courts impose liability. In the context of torts, "injury" describes the invasion of any legal right, whereas "harm" describes a loss or detriment in fact that an individual suffers. - Restatement (Second) of Torts § 7


  • Negligence
    • Duty of Care
    • Breach of Duty
    • Factual Causation
    • Legal Causation
    • Damages
    • Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress
  • Intentional Torts
    • Assault
    • Battery
    • False Imprisonment
    • Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
  • Property Torts
    • Trespass to Land
    • Trespass to Chattels
    • Conversion
    • Replevin
    • Trover
  • Dignitary Torts
    • Defamation
    • Invasion of Privacy
    • Breach of Confidence
    • Abuse of Process
    • Malicious Prosecution
    • Alienation of affections
  • Economic Torts
    • Fraud
    • Tortious Interference
    • Conspiracy 
    • Restraint of Trade
  • Nuisance
  • Strict Liability Torts
  • Business Torts

Liability, Defenses, and Remedies

  • Vicarious Liability
  • Comparative Negligence
  • Contributory Negligence
  • Last Clear Chance
  • Eggshell Plaintiff
  • Consent
  • Illegality

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