What Is Tort Law?
Tort Law Is the Area of Law That Addresses Civil Litigation Rights Related to Wrongdoing and Involves Various Forms of Negligent, Intentional, or Reckless, Behaviour From Which Persons Harmed May Sue For Compensation, Among Other Things.
Understanding Wrongdoings Constituting As Tortious Conduct
Tort law is the area of law that applies to almost everything and anything within our society such as driving motor vehicles, flying airplanes, piloting ships, building family homes or office skyscrapers, maintaining parking lots, serving hot coffee, performing heart surgery, disciplining young children, or even selling cookies door-to-door.
Tort law addresses legal claims for compensation due to the consequences of someone blameworthy for a minor injury, a business loss, a harmed reputation, or even a major catastrophe. Accordingly, everyone within society is governed and affected by aspects of tort law.
Examples, types of cases
Within the area of tort law are commonly recognized legal matters such as the issue of negligence for failure to keep walkways safe resulting in slip and fall injuries to pedestrians; however, tort law also involves many other legal issues that may occur negligently, intentionally or recklessly, and some even innocently, including the wrongful conduct of such as trespass to chattels, detinue, conspiracy, barratry, deceit, nuisance, some of which may be unfamiliar without diligent review to even very experienced legal professionals.
“... I include myself among those who had never heard of the tort of barratry ...”
~ C.A. Osborne A.C.J.O.
McIntyre Estate v. Ontario, 2001 CanLII 7972 (ON CA)
As above, even a highly experienced and knowledgeable Court of Appeal judge can be unfamiliar with all aspects of tort law; and accordingly, with dozens of legally recognized torts applicable to various forms of wrongdoing, it is necessary to carefully review the relevant law prior to bringing litigation as a Plaintiff or prior to preparing a defence strategy as a Defendant.
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Various Tort Issues:
Breach of confidence involves the wrongful use of information that was openly shared with the party that subsequently misuses the secret information.Learn More
There are two types of conspiracy that may lead to civil proceedings. Both types involve two or more people agreeing, by word or conduct, to cause harm.Learn More
The tort of conversion involves improper interference with the rights of ownership or rights of possession of an object, whether a tangible or intangible...Learn More
Misusing the name, brand, logo, trademark, images, among other things, belonging to others may be a form of tortious infringement that is actionable under a...Learn More
The torts of intentional interference in contractual relations and intentional interference in economic relations are viewed as business torts involving poor...Learn More
The use of a legal proceeding for a purpose other than the intended purpose of the legal proceeding is a misuse and tortious even if the misused process holds...Learn More
The tort of detinue is related to the tort of conversion and involves the failure to return an object to the person whom is the rightful owner or having proper...Learn More
How Is the Tort of Trespass to Chattels Different From the Tort of Conversion? With the Tort of Trespass to Chattels the Interference or Damage to the...Learn More
Trespassing upon property is commonly understood as a unlawful act in respect of the criminal law, such as in the context of a 'break and enter'; however,...Learn More
Monetary awards in defamation cases may involve various forms of compensation that are affected by numerous factors, all of which requires careful review.Learn More
A defamation of character case requires careful review to ensure the best likelihood of success as well as reward whereas what constitutes as defamation is,...Learn More
Defending a defamation case is possible where it shown that the statements made were true, protected by privilege, fair comment, among other things.Learn More
Negligence matters are among the most common torts that give rise to litigation claims (lawsuits) and often involve injury to persons or damage to property...Learn More
Negligent misrepresentation involves the accidental passing of inaccurate information, in an unreasonable manner, to a person whom the speaker ought to know...Learn More
Professional consultants and advisors, such as lawyers, doctors, accountants, among many others, are imperfect just the same as everybody; however, when a...Learn More
The tort of nuisance is a flexible concept in law and may be applied to situations where a neighbour interferes in the reasonable enjoyment of property due to...Learn More
How Is Compensation Calculated In a Nuisance Case? Compensation of Various Types May Be Awarded In a Tortious Nuisance Case. Actual or Special Damages May...Learn More
Slander of title of property occurs when statements or documents, including documents usual to a legal process, such as liens or encumberances, are improperly...Learn More