The Tort Law Is A Form Of Civil Law

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Tort Law is a form of Civil Law and is different than Criminal Law, as it does not seek to punish the wrongdoer, but rather to pay damages to remedy a wrong. A Tort cannot happen without harm occurring. One who has committed a Tort has broken a law against an individual. Typically, damages are paid to the individual in order to make them “whole” and in an effort to make good on their wrongdoings.

A tort law can fall into the following categories, intentional, strict liability, or negligence.

An intentional tort is one that is intentional or deliberate in nature. Examples of subcategories of intentional torts are assault and battery, false imprisonment, and inflicting intentional mental distress. Assault and battery is often a result of corporal punishment in schools. This means that physical punishment has been used as a means to discipline the children in schools and is still legal in some states, but not Pennsylvania. In assault and battery, assault is the threat and battery is the impact that is made. False imprisonment is the physical containment of another person or intimidation (sometimes verbally) that confines another person. In schools, physical restraint should be reserved for only those times when an individual presents as a threat to others or themselves. Infliction of intentional mental distress occurs when a person causes another mental anguish in a manner that is considered extreme.

Strict liability is an intentional tort and it is when a

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