Category Archives: Law of Torts

Law of Torts is a civil law that provides for common law remedies against tortious actions of others. It applies in cases of legal injury to a person. We at Legal Bites provide you with study material on the law of torts to help you grasp difficult concepts in an easy manner.

Actionable Per Se: Origin, Meaning, Application and Important Case Laws

This article on legal phrase, “Actionable Per Se” by Sahajpreet Bhusari explains the meaning of the legal phrase along with illustrations for a better understanding. Origin and Meaning Actionable Per Se is a legal phrase that originated in Australian Law. Actionable means ‘action/ act’ and ‘per se’ (Latin term) means by itself and hence, the phrase literally means an……...

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Actio Personalis Moritur Cum Persona: Origin, Meaning, Application and Important Case Laws

This article on the legal maxim, ‘Actio Personalis Moritur Cum Persona’ by Sahajpreet Bhusari explains the maxim along with its application and some illustrations. Origin and Meaning Actio Personalis Moritur Cum Persona is a legal phrase of Latin origin. Actio means ‘action/ act’, personalis means ‘personal’, moritur means ‘death’, cum means ‘with’ and persona means ‘person’ and hence the……...

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Relevancy of Motive in Tortious Liability

It is important to know whether the motive behind an action is relevant to constitute tortious liability or not even though the motive is largely irrelevant in penal laws, except to determine the punishment. This article discusses the relevancy of motive in tortious liability and the exceptions to the rule. Moreover, it is very often that “motive” and……...

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Essentials of the Law of Torts

This article titled ‘Essentials of the Law of Torts ‘ is written by Anamika Gandhi and discusses the essentials of the law of torts. I. Introduction The Law of Torts allows the plaintiff to claim damages from the defendant for a tortious act. The term “tort”, has been derived from the Latin word tortum which means “twisted” or “crooked”….…...

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An introduction to Tort Law

This article titled ‘An introduction to Tort Law’ is written by Anamika Gandhi aims to introduce readers to the basic elements of tort law such as the definition, nature, and the scope of tort. I. The aims of tort law Tort Law aims to provide redress to parties whose legal rights may have been affected by a civil……...

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Res Ipsa Loquitur in Tort Law

Res Ipsa Loquitur means “things speak for themselves”. It seems to be a clear and straightforward maxim to grasp and apply prima facie. It is not, however, as plain as it seems to be. Among law students, there is a common thought, “Res ipsa loquitur, sed quid in infernos dicetne?”, which translates into “The thing speaks for itself,……...

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Act of God (Vis major) in Tort Law

An Act of God or vis major is a general defence used in case of an incident/occurrence in which the defendant has no power over it. In such a case, the damage is inflicted by the forces of nature and in such circumstances, the defendant would not be responsible for any unintentional harm under the rule of tort….…...

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Novus Actus Interveniens: Meaning, Elements and Exceptions

The Latin terminology of novus actus interveniens or nova causa interveniens is characterised as the action of an independent third party. The Black Law Dictionary defines it as an intervening cause. This article provides an insightful analysis of novus actus interveniens and its various aspects. I. Introduction Novus actus interveniens is characterized as an occurrence that happens in……...

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Important Definitions Under Consumer Protection Act

Important Definitions Under Consumer Protection Act | Overview Introduction Consumer Commercial Purpose Complaint Complainant Unfair Trade Practice Conclusion This article intends to reflect upon the certain important definitions under Consumer Protection Act, and how the meaning and scope of those legal terms have been defined, understood and restricted through a series of cases. Consumer Protection Act is milestone……...

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Intent and Reasons behind Consumer Protection Act 1986

Intent and Reasons behind Consumer Protection Act 1986 | Overview Introduction United Nations and Guidelines for Consumer Protection Rights of the Consumer The Limitations and shortcomings of the Consumer Protection Act 1986 Conclusion The intent and the reasons behind the Consumer Protection Act 1986 are analyzed and explained in this article. The aim of the Consumer Protection Act……...

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