Law of Torts

Law of Torts

Introduction to Law of Torts

A tort is a civil wrong. This is basically a breach of duty imposed by law, which gives rise to a civil right of action for a remedy not exclusive to any other area of law. How the word tort came t…

General Defenses in Law of Torts

As far as the defenses under tort law are concerned, there are certain defenses which you can take by any wrong doing in tort law. These are known as general defenses. Let us have a look at these d…

Vicarious Liability of States

Introduction to Vicarious Liability of State Rex non potest peccare (The king can do no wrong) is an ancient and fundamental principle of the English law which means that if a tort was committed by…

Medical and Professional Negligence

Introduction Medical negligence is a combination of two words. The second word solely describes the meaning, though the meaning of negligence has not been described in a proper way but it is an act…

Contributory and Composite Negligence

Introduction In the case of contributory negligence, a person who has himself contributed to the extent cannot claim compensation for the injuries sustained by him in the accident to the extent of …

Rules of Strict and Absolute liability

Strict Liability Strict liability is the principle which evolved from case of Rylands v. Fletcher in the year 1868. This principle clearly states that a person who keeps hazardous substances in his…

Remedies in Torts

Introduction The two principal remedies available to the victim of a tort are damages to compensate for the harm he has suffered and, where appropriate, an injunction to prevent future harm. Damage…

Damnum Sine Injuria and Injuria Sine Damno

Damnum Sine Injuria It means damage which is not coupled with an unauthorized interference with the plaintiff’s lawful right. Causing of damage, however substantial, to another person is not …