Essays Tagged: "Tort"

Medical Malpractice

ich lead to revision and addition to the law. Liability was introduced along with the 'GIANT of all torts', negligence. Now in today's society, a doctor's duty is to use reasonable care, skill and jud ... negligent, take full responsibility.What is malpractice? Malpractice is negligence. Negligence is a tort. A tort is a civil wrong, therefore malpractice is a civil wrong. In its simplest terms, malpra ...

(7 pages) 286 2 4.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

In each case on Breach of Statutory Duty the problem for the Court is whether to allow the claimant to succeed when an action in negligence would fail. Discuss.

eate a hardship for the claimant. For example, the Misrepresentation Act 1967 creates new statutory torts, and torts bring about the need for action. Since the torts are statutory, they require civil ... ssity in order to support the English legal system rather than undermine it.BibliographyTextbook on Torts, Michael A. Jones, 7th EditionCasebook on Torts, Richard Kidner, 6th editionLecture Notes, Term 1

(4 pages) 70 0 3.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Title: Defamation (966 words)

Legal Studies - Inquiry taskTort: DefamationA) Elements of the defamation tort that must be satisfied for a successful action to ... ime. Perhaps they should construct a smaller, less significant court, and have it purely devoted to tort cases with the relevant officials involved. This ensures a more efficient, yet less expensive c ... ensures a more efficient, yet less expensive court process, and is likely to render the Defamation tort as a much more successful law.966 words.Bibliography1. Kerry Obrien (August, 2000) Defamation c ...

(4 pages) 98 0 3.4 Aug/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

Chapter 10 in Law 12 textbook

Chapter 1010.1-10.21. Define "tort" and give three original examples of torts.Tort- a civil wrong or injury, other than breach of ... amages from the wrongdoerEx: car accidents, property damages, personal possessions2. Why is tort law constantly changing?Tort law is constantly changing because society is constantly recognizi ... head trauma.3. Using an original example, explain how an offence can be both a crime and a tort.Ex: Leaving your swimming pool open to the public without proper safety precautions in place.4. ...

(5 pages) 88 0 3.7 Sep/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Chapter 11 in Law 12 textbook

Chapter 1111.1-11.21. What is negligence, and why is it the most common form of tort law?Negligence is a person's failure to exercise reasonable care, which results in injury to an ... ilure to exercise reasonable care, which results in injury to another.It is the most common form of tort law because they are unintentional or unplanned incidents that cause injury. Examples: automobi ... and the plaintiff's cause of action. Without it, no liability for negligence exists.7. In a tort action, on whom does the burden of proof normally rest, and why?The burden of proof usually res ...

(5 pages) 103 0 4.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Chapter 12 in Law 12 textbook

Chapter 1212.1-12.21. What is an intentional tort? List three examples in your answer.An intentional tort is a person deliberately causing harm o ... r loss to another person. Examples are trespassing, causing a nuisance and defaming are intentional torts.2. Why do many potential tort actions not result in legal actions?A certain amount of ... , interactive society.3. Why might a young child not be held responsible for an intentional tort?Children must be aware of the consequences of their actions.4. Why is motive not an imp ...

(5 pages) 99 0 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Malpractice insurance: what price can be put on safety?

benefits of practicing without malpractice insurance and are quitting or are moving to states with "tort reform1", leaving the patients stranded (Maister 2). The problem is so severe that the governor ... ee, malpractice insurance, as well as all insurance rates, is a very pressing issue (CJ&D 7).1* Tort reform is the action of changing the law so that patients suing in insurance cases can only win ...

(3 pages) 78 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

media law on privacy

ecognized an enforceable right to privacy as a cause of action per se. In English law, there was no tort or civil wrong on the invasion of privacy. Hence, there is no absolute right to keep personal i ... & Nolte, N. “Privacy and Free Speech in Germany and Canada: Lessons for an English Privacy Tort” (1998) 3 European Human Rights Law Review 162.-Dupré, C. “The Protection of P ...

(9 pages) 93 0 3.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Tort Law Basics

What is Tort?Tort means a wrongful act which causes an injury. It is a civil wrong done by one person to ano ... s, and acts accordingly to avoid the same situation to happen to them.3. What are the 3 elements of tort?i)Wrongful conduct of the defendant must be evident. This is where the defendant has intentiona ... defendant must be evident. This is where the defendant has intentionally or negligently committed a tort.ii)Causation is also a crucial element of tort. There must be a direct connection between the w ...

(3 pages) 153 0 5.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law


ble. Firstly Kathy Pawluck, is entitled to sue on the grounds of trespass to reputation. Under this tort Kathy can pursue a Defamation lawsuit against the student editor of DSAC bulletin for Libel, (w ...

(3 pages) 19 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Alumina Tort Liability

Running Head: Alumina Tort LiabilityAlumina Tort LiabilityRita Ben-CherquiJohn MartoranaBusiness LawUniversity of PhoenixM ... d severally liable), Vicarious Liability (Vicarious liability imposes liability on one person for a tortuous act committed by another.)(Tort Liability Basics, 2009)Invasion of privacy is another tort ... ion of privacy is another tort which many public companies face virtually every day. This dignitary tort is the act in which a party violates the private information of another and uses that informati ...

(5 pages) 151 0 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

BUG, Inc. Paper

to convert a trade secret for his personal benefit or for someone else's. It is the breaching of a tort, since the person is intentionally causing damage to the individual/ organization. Walter had t ... had been spying for WIRETAP, but that does not give him the right to hurt or threat to hurt Steve. Torts are civil cases that could become criminal. In Walter/Steve's case, the tort is both a Neglige ...

(4 pages) 49 0 0.0 Jun/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers


, Inc. is not only unethical but illegal as well. WIRETAP, Inc. can be sued by using an intentional tort by sending an employee into another business to gain insider information. Steve was used by the ... uter systems of Bug, Inc. to gain insider information. The principal could be found liable for this tort by the work-related test, which consists of testing whether the “commits an intentional to ...

(7 pages) 10 0 0.0 Jun/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Business Regulation Simulation

case of Alumina its conduct had interfered with a person and would have been considered a personal tort, where "tort is a private wrong". With a tort being committed the party who was injured would b ... l a minimum mistake could lead to a large penalty.Intentional infliction of emotional distress is a tort the plaintiff would need to prove where emotional distress was due to the actions of negligence ...

(4 pages) 65 0 0.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Bolton v Stone. Tort-Negligence

to become the respondent.What particular area of law did it concern?The Law covered in this case is tort, the body of law which provides legal remedies to those who have endured the civil wrongs of ot ... an not constitute a nuisance as nuisance it self connotes regularity or sustained reoccurrence of a tortious act. The respondent at the House of Lords failed to provide evidence of this nature, instea ...

(3 pages) 23 0 0.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Cases

Common Law in Australia: The Tort Of Negligence

TORT - A Tort is a civil wrong that is outside of Contract Law and arises out of a recognition that ... ition that a person is responsible for their acts and omissions when dealing with others. The term "Tort" refers to a number of different laws such as nuisance, trespass and assault. Torts action gene ... caused by another person. It is based on Common Law.NEGLIGENCE - Negligence is one of many types of Torts. Negligence is now the dominant Tort and the focus of this topic.DEFINITION: Conduct that fall ...

(36 pages) 51 0 5.0 Dec/2009

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Recognizing Tort and Regulatory Risk

Bates daughter has leukemia and accused Alumina of negligence.Minimizing and recognizing risks and torts will be enclosed in this plan to manage or identify detective, corrective and detective measur ... s plan to manage or identify detective, corrective and detective measures.Recognizing and MinimizingTorts and regulatory risks when identified in a company and management must be obeyed by state and f ...

(3 pages) 141 0 5.0 Jan/2010

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Business Regulation

Tort can be defined as "a wrongful act other than a breach of contract for which relief may be obtai ... han a breach of contract for which relief may be obtained in the form of damages or an injunction" (tort, 2009). Another author states: "Therefore, to avoid tort and product liability, and litigation ... ation the business involved must understand what it actually means. Many organizations contend with tort liability and management in the day-to-day business. The proper management and preventive measu ...

(8 pages) 93 0 3.0 Jan/2010

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

A report outlining the legal implications of undertaking the of acquisition a country house and converting it into a hotel

the legal implications of construction decisions in particular reference amongst other matters, to tort, land law, company, employment and consumer and planning law.Setting up the companyHotels posse ... of legal due diligence, including the significance of litigation and regulatory and title issues.A Tort is a legal term that means a civil wrong and it is separate from Contract.The definition of Tor ...

(6 pages) 19 0 0.0 Jun/2010

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

tort law

fety of their neighbors which mean the band members and the audience. [1: DK Srivastava, The Law of Tort in Hong Kong 2nd Edition, Lexis Nexis P.160][2: [1932] AC 562][3: DK Srivastava, The Law of Tor ... d should be liable for their negligence. [4: [1990] 2 AC 605, 617-618][5: DK Srivastava, The Law of Tort in Hong Kong 2nd Edition, Lexis Nexis P.168][6: DK Srivastava, The Law of Tort in Hong Kong 2nd ...

(8 pages) 3 0 0.0 Oct/2013

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law