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LEGT 1710_Wk 6_Lecture_Slidesupdate

LEGT 1710_Wk 6_Lecture_Slidesupdate - ASSIGNMENT 2 BUSINESS...

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1 BUSINESS AND THE LAW WEEK 6 Introduction to Tort Law LEGT 1710: Session 2, 2010 Lecturer: Leela Cejnar 2 ASSIGNMENT 2 Assignment 2 is on Blackboard, together with Guidelines and some reading materials Due beginning of week 9: Monday 20 September, 5pm Check course outline (page 7) for details about how/where to hand in 3 ASSIGNMENT 2 Sample Answer on Blackboard NB: it contains different facts and different issues from Assignment 2 DO NOT COPY THE SAMPLE ANSWER! Use as a GUIDE ONLY , to help with how you present your answer Use of headings in your answer is optional 4 MID-SESSION BREAK Between lecture weeks 7 and 8 NO CLASSES: from Monday 6 to Friday 10 Sept, 2010 Week 8 starts on Monday 13 Sept, 2010 5 Overview On completion of this week in you should be able to: ü Explain what is a “tort”. ü Understand the nature of torts compared with criminal or contract liability. ü Explain the different types of torts and the different methods of categorising torts. ü Explain the reasons behind the introduction of the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW). ü Identify the key sections of the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW). ü Identify the main defences to torts. 6 What is a Tort? “Tort” = French for “wrong” In legal terms, a tort is a civil wrong Wrongdoer = the tortfeasor
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