Recent Examples of tort from the Web
In the case of connected objects taking on a life of their own, legal scholars like Ryan Calo have been exploring the implications for tort and criminal law for some time.
With that in mind, do not expect Marchand’s situation to become a criminal or torts matter.
Discrimination and harassment claims, however, are often accompanied by personal tort actions against individual managers or employees.
After the Supreme Court declined to review that decision, human-rights attorneys began testing the limits of liability under the alien-tort law.
The notice of tort claim said the extent of harm to Chambers isn't known.
Ohio tort reform laws could limit the amount of compensatory damages the plaintiffs receive if a judge determines the loss of the eggs and embryos was a non-catastrophic injury.
Meltzer’s design collaborators have created an immersive environment in which the excesses and absurdities of tort law are the star attraction in this one-ring circus.
The appeals court judges pointed out that several tort lawsuits were filed in the aftermath of Katrina, and that either lower court or appeals court rulings found the corps was immune from damages.
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Did You Know?
Tort came into English straight from French many centuries ago, and it still looks a little odd. Its root meaning of "twisted" (as opposed to "straight") obviously came to mean "wrong" (as opposed to "right"). Every first-year law student takes a course in the important subject of torts. Torts include all the so-called "product-liability" cases, against manufacturers of cars, household products, children's toys, and so on. They also cover dog bites, slander and libel, and a huge variety of other very personal cases of injury, both mental and physical—Torts class is never dull. If you're sued for a tort and lose, you usually have to pay "damages"—that is, a sum of money—to the person who you wronged.
TORT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tort for English Language Learners
law : an action that wrongly causes harm to someone but that is not a crime and that is dealt with in a civil court
legal Definition of tort
- the court declined to recognize the tort
- —National Law Journal
- cannot sue in tort
Origin and Etymology of tort
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