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Intentional Torts

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Notes cover the first part of the LAWS1012 course at Usyd, that of Intentional Torts. The notes gives a case by case summary and important points emphasised by lecturer. Sample text: Introduction to tort law - A tort is a civil wrong, which is usually compensated by damages. It involves a balancing act between the plaintiff's interests and the defendant's conduct. Plaintiff's interests include: invasion of bodily integrity, personal property and land, financial interests, reputation (action for defamation). Tort involves both intentional and negligent torts.

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Law Common law Tort law Negligence Tort Damages Contributory negligence Trespass Intentional tort Letang v Cooper Private law Intentional infliction of emotional distress
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Topics this document covers:
Law Common law Tort law Negligence Tort Damages Contributory negligence Trespass Intentional tort Letang v Cooper Private law Intentional infliction of emotional distress
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g. how much is a person's leg worth ) Compensation Differentiating tort from other areas • • • • • • • • • • • • Tort and contract: Both involve civil suits, contracts involve promises of others performed, it is a single interest, it compensates the person as much as the person would have been compensated as if the promise was performed, the damages are liquidated (easy to calculate...
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