Tort, Torts, And Strict Liability Torts

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A tort is a wrongful act or an infringement of a right other than under a contract leading to civil legal liability. Torts differ from contract law in terms of the voluntariness of entering into an agreement. When two or more parties create a contract, each party agrees to give up something in return for receiving some benefit. Parties to a contract voluntarily and knowingly assume duties and obligations to others. By contrast in tort law, duties are imposed by the law without the express consent or even the awareness of those involved.

Torts law is divided into law that addresses intentional torts, negligence torts, and strict liability torts. Like contracts, damages are available as a remedy for losses caused by the tort.
Types of Torts
Intentional Torts
A tortious act that is committed intentionally with the purpose of causing harm is an intentional tort. Acts such as assault, battery, fraud, trespassing, trespass to chattel and false imprisonment would all be considered intentional torts. Not every action that produces injury however is cause for an intentional tort lawsuit. Intent is a requirement. Reckless or negligent behavior would not qualify. Intentional torts are divided into two categories. These are torts against persons and torts against property. Torts against persons would include acts such as assault, battery, and false imprisonment, while torts against property would include trespass to land, trespass to chattel, and conversion.


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