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510 Lecture 3 Tort A

510 Lecture 3 Tort A

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Law for New Zealand
Business session 3
Law for New Zealand Business
week 3
Overview of the New Zealand law
of torts
Tort: what is it?
Law for New Zealand Business
week 3
Civil wrong in the absence of contract
So what do they entail and why do we
recognise them?
\ue000Commission of an act that offends against
society\u2019s idea of \u201crightness\u201d
\ue000Social harmony and \u201cethics\u201d assume certain
boundaries to behaviour- reaction when breached
\ue000Does not necessarily (although it may) involve a
crime or direct act
What categories do we have?
Law for New Zealand Business
week 3
Basically two:

\ue000Categories are closed
\ue000Normally related to malicious action or intent
\ue000Includes assault and trespass

\ue000Actions on the case
\ue000Categories are NOT Not closed but evolve depending on
changing societal expectations and standards
\ue000Do not require malicious action or intent
\ue000Includes a range of torts that does change over time

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