Negligent Tort

Negligent Tort - Tort Negligent Tort April Rice BUS670:...

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Tort Negligent Tort April Rice BUS670: Legal Environment Jennifer Stephens June 13, 2011 1
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Tort Negligent Tort A tort is a civil wrong, other than the breach of a contract, for which the law provides a remedy which in most cases is monetary damages. When the law imposes a duty on a particular individual, and expresses a standard of care in which all individuals must adhere, and if the individual breaches that duty, he or she may be liable if an injury results as a consquence of the breach. Civil wrongdoings in tort law are placed into two catergories: Intentional torts and negligent torts. The distinction between intent and negligence is crucial. A negligent tort is a wrong that has resulted because of an individual’s failure to adhere to the standard of care required by law under the particular circumstances of a specific case. The standard of care imposed by law varies depending on the act and the relationship between the individual and the victim of the tort. In most torts the defendant's actions were an accident, but torts also cover wrongs where the defendant intended to harm the victim. There are four basic elements that an individual must prove to show that a
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Negligent Tort - Tort Negligent Tort April Rice BUS670:...

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