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Tort Law General information 1. Tort—a civil wrong, wrongdoer=the tortfeasor 2. Tort Law—The law of tort is an area of the law that often only becomes relevant to people and businesses after the happening of a “loss-making event”. This loss can be an economic or physical loss. 3. The law of torts concerns the obligations of person: 1) To respect the safety, property, reputation and business and economic interests of their neighbours. 2) As a matter of cause and effect 3) As a duty to compensate for wrongfully caused harm after the fact. 4. The purpose of Tort Law—Enforces the DUTY OF CARE between people. •Seeks to protect the rights of every individual. •These rights are given by both case law and statute

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