tort law

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Overview

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act is better known as CERCLA. It is codified in 42 U.S.C. Chapter 103.

Also known as "Superfund," CERCLA is aimed at cleaning up sites contaminated with hazardous...

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Definition

In tort law, a remedy in the form of monetary compensation to the harmed party.

Damages: An Overview

Damages refers to the sum of money the law imposes for a breach of some duty or violation of some right. Generally, there are two types...

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Overview

Defamation is a statement that injures a third party's reputation. The tort of defamation includes both libel (written statements) and slander (spoken statements).

Elements

To prove prima facie defamation, a plaintiff must show four...

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An action for the wrongful detention of goods.

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Barbara Dolan ("Dolan") was injured when she tripped over a stack of mail that a United States Postal Service ("USPS") employee had left in front of her house. Brief for the Respondents at 2. After filing an administrative claim with the...

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A bundle of torts including fraud, negligent misrepresentation, interference with contractual relations, interference with prospective advantage, and injurious falsehood.

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Doctrine that makes a defendant liable for the plaintiff's unforeseeable and uncommon reactions to the defendant's negligent or intentional tort. If the defendant commits a tort against the plaintiff without a complete defense, the defendant becomes...

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Overview

False imprisonment is an act punishable under criminal law as well as under tort law. Under tort law, it is classified as an intentional tort. A a person commits false imprisonment when he commits an act of restraint on another person which...

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One of several torts under the category of invasion_of_privacy where a defendant is accused of spreading falsehoods about a plaintiff that would be considered objectionable by the average person. This tort overlaps with defamation, where the lies...

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A duty imposed on a doctor to explain the risks of recommended procedures to a patient before a patient determines whether or not he or she should go forward with the procedure.

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