What is a Tort or Torts law?
Purpose of Torts law?
Categories of law where does torts fit in?
a wrongful act or an infringement of a right (other than under
contract) leading to legal liability.
- Deterrence a
Duty of Care II: Negligent Misstatements Causing Purely Economic Loss
Careless statements can cause as much loss as careless acts, and sometimes more.
Negligent statements causing physical injury are treated in the same way as negligent acts
Duty of Care: General
Negligence is breach of the defendants duty to take reasonable care.
Heaven v Pender 1883
Facts: P was a ship painter employed by gray. Gray entered into a contract with the D to paint. P
was standing on staging (erected by D), paint
Duty of Care III: Negligent Acts Causing Purely Economic Loss; Negligence Causing Mental Harm
Liability for Negligent Acts Causing Purely Economic Loss
If the P suffers economic loss as the result of personal injury or property damage caused by
the Ds neg
INTERFERENCE WITH PERSON
General principles of trespass to person
Common elements of all trespass actions
1. Direct interference with P person, goods or land
2. D conduct must be intentional or negligent
3. Actionable per se (no proof of damage)
INTERFERENCE WITH THE PERSON
General principles of trespass to the person
There are 3 distinct torts involving trespass to the person. They include battery, assault and false imprisonment. Common
elements of all trespass actions are:
A requirement that
Exam 2010, questions
Torts Law (Western Sydney University)
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