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Law of Torts I

Law of Torts I

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LAW OF TORTS ILAW OF TORTS I
Trinidad & Tobago Hospitality & Tourism InstituteTrinidad & Tobago Hospitality & Tourism InstituteHospitality Law & Insurance: BC 229Hospitality Law & Insurance: BC 229Lecturer: Ms. V. MaharajLecturer: Ms. V. Maharaj
 
TopicsTopics
Definition of TortDefinition of Tort
Tort & CrimeTort & Crime
Tort & ContractTort & Contract
Aspects of NegligenceAspects of Negligence
Duty of CareDuty of Care
Breach of DutyBreach of Duty
Likelihood of HarmLikelihood of Harm
Seriousness of Injury RiskedSeriousness of Injury Risked
The Importance or Utility of Defendant’s ActivityThe Importance or Utility of Defendant’s Activity
Cost & Practicability of Measures to Avoid HarmCost & Practicability of Measures to Avoid Harm
IntelligenceIntelligence
KnowledgeKnowledge
SkillSkill
Proof of Negligence:Proof of Negligence:
 Res Ipsa Loquitur  Res Ipsa Loquitur 
CausationCausation
Remoteness of DamageRemoteness of Damage
 
Definition of TortDefinition of Tort
A tort may be defined broadly as a civil wrongA tort may be defined broadly as a civil wronginvolving a breach of duty fixed by the law, such dutyinvolving a breach of duty fixed by the law, such duty being owed to persons generally. being owed to persons generally.The essential aim of the law of torts is to compensateThe essential aim of the law of torts is to compensate persons harmed by the wrongful conduct of others. persons harmed by the wrongful conduct of others.Such damage may take any of several different forms:Such damage may take any of several different forms:such as physical injury to persons; physical damagesuch as physical injury to persons; physical damageto property; injury to reputation; and damage toto property; injury to reputation; and damage toeconomic interests.economic interests.

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