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70311 (Torts) Notes

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These are complete study notes for 70311 (Torts) at UTS, and are ideal for exam revision.

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Tort law Law Common law Trespass Intentional tort Detinue Conversion Tort Bailment Necessity Negligence Damages Ash Wilkinson v Downton
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Tort law Law Common law Trespass Intentional tort Detinue Conversion Tort Bailment Necessity Negligence Damages Ash Wilkinson v Downton
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s with damages Aims of tort law: • Compensation (compensatory justice) • Loss shifting: - Corrective justice - Shifts loss from victim to wrongdoer • Loss distribution (effect of insurance) • Deterrence • Punishment - Exemplary/punitive damages in some cases Interests protected by tort law: • Personal safety and security → trespass to person/negligence • Safety of property → trespass to goods, conversion, detinue • Reputation → defamation • Psychiatric/emotional damage → negligence; Wilkinson v Downton • Economic losses • Not protected: - Death - Restrictive trade/business practices Sources of tort law: Statutes • Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW) → establishes parameters of tort law • Dealing with specific areas: - Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 (NSW) - Compensation to Relatives Act 1897 (NSW) - Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provision...
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