Category Archives: Law of Torts

Law of Torts

Remoteness of Damages

MEANING AND CONCEPT It is quite simple, once the damage is caused by a wrong, there have to be liabilities (conditional to some exceptions). The question remains how much liability can be fixed, and what factor determines it. The doctrine of the remoteness of damages is one such principle. An event constituting a wrong can constitute of single… Read More »

Vicarious Liability – Concept, Origin and Relations governed by it

Introduction Vicarious liability is a theme of “Law of Torts” before proceeding to this topic it’s equally salient to know about the law of torts. Imitative from the Latin term “tortum”, meaning twisted that was used to denote ‘twisted, incorrect conduct’. Described as a class of actions that was distinct from breach of contract, hence a separate category… Read More »

Absolute Liability: A journey from Strict Liability

Strict Liability and Absolute Liability The journey of the evolution of a legal principle cannot be better understood through the study of any other principle than of absolute liability principle. It starts from a case of causing private nuisance/harm to a person, arising in the 19th century England, where the court establishes a principle of ‘strict liability’ and… Read More »