Torts

Shircore, Mandy (2008) Torts. Pearson Law Briefs . Pearson Education Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW, Australia.

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Unlike many other core areas of law that students are required to study in their degree, the law of torts consists of a number of distinct civil wrongs. It is for this reason that defining exactly what amounts to a tort has proved difficult. Many commentators prefer to define torts in the negative, by comparing and distinguishing torts from other actions with similar features, such as contract law and criminal law. Others prefer to define torts by considering the types of interests the law of torts seeks to protect. In general terms, torts law provides a right to compensation where one person wrongfully breaches a duty or obligation that has been imposed by the law (rather than the parties themselves) for the protection of another.

Item ID: 27795
Item Type: Book (Teaching Material)
ISBN: 978-1-74103-875-0
Keywords: torts law
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2014 01:31
FoR Codes: 18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180104 Civil Law and Procedure @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940401 Civil Justice @ 100%
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