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Chapter 3: Introduction to Torts 1. Define Tort Generally consists of a failure to fulfil a private obligation that was imposed by law 2. Similarities and differences between torts and crimes Similarities A tort occurs when a person breaks a private obligations A crime occurs when a person breaks a public obligation Differences A tort falls under private law where the usually remedies is compensatory damages A crime falls under public law where the usual remedy is a punishment (fine or imprisonment) 3. Similarities and differences between torts and contracts Both tort and contract invoke a primary and secondary obligations Primary obligation tells how people should act Secondary obligations are remedial and are determined after a primary obligation has been breached Similarities Tort : do not touch someone in an offensive way(battery) Contract: keep your promises In both a compensatory remedy is usually decided for damages occurred Differences Tort:
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