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.

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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How to File a Consumer Complaint: Step by Step Guide

How to File a Consumer Complaint: Step by Step Guide | Overview Who can file a complaint? Jurisdiction of Consumer Redressal Agencies Step By Step Guide Grounds for Dismissal Remedies for Complainant This article aims to explain how to file a Consumer Complaint, through a step by step guide and follow up.  If a consumer is aggrieved by……...

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Agencies created for Consumer Redressal: Overview

Agencies created for Consumer Redressal | Overview Introduction District Redressal Forum State Commission National Commission Jurisdiction Conclusion The Agencies created for Consumer Redressal are the platforms to obtain justice for aggrieved consumers.  Countries all over the world have adopted laws in order to protect the rights and interests of the Consumers. Consumers are an important stakeholder as well……...

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History and Development of Consumer Protection Laws in India

To understand the History and Development of Consumer Protection laws in India, it is essential to first understand the need for such laws. A person who buys a product or consumes a service in exchange of monetary consideration is a consumer as per the Consumer Protection Act 1986. Introduction Consumers often face issues if the product is of……...

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Tortious Liability: Conditions and Constituents

Tortious Liability: Conditions and Constituents | Overview Introduction Constituents of Tort Liability Wrongful Act Guilt of the Tortfeasor/ Mens Rea Legal Damage Direct Consequences Remedy Conclusion Tortious liability emerges from a breach of a duty which is specified by the law, and this duty towards persons against whom the breach has been conducted leads to an action for……...

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Parties & their Capacities to Sue & be Sued in Tort Law: Overview

Parties & their Capacities to Sue & be Sued in Tort Law | Overview Introduction Parties to Tort Actions Married Women  Minor A municipality, centre or state government Corporations Lunatic  Alien Enemy Foreign Sovereign Conclusion Introduction All persons or parties have the capacity to sue and be sued in tort law. Anyone who is of sound mind and……...

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Pigeon Hole Theory– Salmond’s Theory of Law of Torts

This article titled ‘Pigeon Hole Theory– Salmond’s Theory of Law of Torts’ is written by Aparna Ramamoorthy and discusses Salmond’s theory of law of torts This article titled “Pigeon Hole Theory- Salmond’s Theory of Law of Torts” is an attempt to analyse one of the foundational theories in torts i.e. Pigeon hole theory proposed by Salmond. It further deals……...

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The Law of Defamation: Kinds, Essentials and Defences

The Law of Defamation: Kinds, Essentials and Defences | Overview Definition Kinds of Defamation Essentials of Defamation Defamation as a tort and a criminal offence Defences Cyber Defamation Conclusion The law of defamation in India is a relic of the British Raj. Defamation is the publication of a statement which tends to lower a person in the estimation……...

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Principle of Absolute Liability: Evolution & LG Polymers Vizag

Principle of Absolute Liability: Evolution & LG Polymers Vizag | Overview Introduction Polluter Pays Principle: Evolution Strict Liability: Evolution Absolute Liability: Evolution Absolute Liability v. Strict Liability Conclusion The recent introduction of the Principle of Absolute Liability has been greatly responsible for dispensing justice to various facets of our ambient structure including the environment. Lethal gas leaks have……...

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Volenti non fit injuria – Concept, Meaning and Case Laws

Volenti non fit injuria – Concept, Meaning and Case Laws | Overview Introduction Origin Essential elements Application Of Volenti non fit injuria Burden of Proof Important Case Laws on Volenti non fit injuria Introduction Volenti non fit injuria protects the practitioner from liability for an Act causing injury to a patient, which falls within the express or lulled consent……...

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