Questions tagged [tort]

A tort is a civil wrong that does not necessarily rise to the level of a criminal act although torts and crimes can arise from the same acts or omissions.

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Is allowing kids to leave their bike out on their lawn an example of attractive nuisance?

I know plenty of friends who have allowed their kids to leave their bikes in the front yard. I'm wondering what would happen if a random child were to steal a bike left out and get hurt playing with ...
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If a person commits assault in Mexico and not charged in Mexico, can he or she be charged here in the U.S.?

A man assaulted a woman while in Mexico. She did not press charges there and they returned to the U.S. Can she press charges against him in this country for something he did in Mexico?
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Categorising a Factual matrix

In the law of Torts, what is a factual matrix and how would you categorise the factual matrix from a respective case?
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What consequence if an attorney loses critical evidence of their client?

Client gives notice to attorney of potential issue. Later, some tangible item such as a document causes emotional distress / mental breakdown of the Client that escalates the issue to a potential tort....
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Does an insurance agent have a “Duty of Care”?

An insurance agent recommended a property insurance policy to a client in Washington State that later turned out to be grossly inadequate (coverage limits too small), and significantly outside of ...
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How are damages calculated for intentional torts of assault and outrage?

Intentional torts like assault and outrage (a.k.a. infliction of emotional distress), or for that matter, dignitary torts (e.g., invasion of privacy, or alienation of affection) don't have readily ...
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Under English law, if someone's lawyer sends you a letter “not for publication” is it a tort to publish it?

If in the English jurisdiction a lawyer instructed by another party sends you a letter marked "not for publication", are you committing a tort or other wrong if you publish it without their consent? ...
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How does one prove damages in an emotional distress case when they can't afford treatment?

I was doing some legal research online, and I learned that in emotional distress cases, "...if the defendant's conduct is not so extreme, the plaintiff may need additional evidence that his or ...
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Strict liabilty

In Civil Law legal system there is a distinction made. Proper Strict Liability which is plainly Strict Liability like used in the English Language( guiltless liability/ liability regardless of guilt ...
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Negligence by free, informal mail forwarder

Bob from country X (common law) sells online a rather valuable item. He will not ship outside country X. Alice from country Y (civil law) desperately wants the item. Rob from country X, who shares a ...
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Does this description warrant the tort of deceit?

Hello I am concerned someone online has recently used Reddit to offer someone £180 through Paypal for £200 of Amazon gift card codes with the intention of not giving him the £180. The Person with the £...