Tort = Wrong - Tort = Wrong Just What is a Tort? A private...

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Just What is a Tort? A private wrong (or harm) meaning injury to persons or property outside of contract that the civil courts recognized and for which they are willing to impose a remedy Figuratively – an “eye for an eye . . . .” Different from crime which is public wrong
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Tort v. Criminal v. Contract Law Criminal Law -- behavior classified as dangerous to society; prosecuted by the government, whether victim wants to prosecute or not; money award goes to the government Contract Law -- based on breach of an agreement between the two parties; victim prosecutes and receives compensation or restitution. Tort Law -- based on an obligation imposed by the law with no agreement needed between parties; victim prosecutes and receives compensation or restitution.
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Categories Intentional Negligence Strict Liability
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Key is person intended to commit the act – not that the act was committed with the intent to harm Study Tip – make a chart of the
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2012 for the course BA 3301 taught by Professor Stanb during the Spring '09 term at University of Houston - Downtown.

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