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What is a Tort?


Tort Law Claim / LawsuitAside from being a funny sounding word, a tort is an area of civil law, other than breach of contract or breach of fiduciary duty, that involves rights of action (the right to sue) for a remedy such as compensation for harm caused by the tort.

Within the area of tort law are common matters involving negligence such as failure to keep walkways safe resulting in a 'slip & fall'.  Other 'torts' include intentionally wrongful conduct such as deceit, harassment, defamation involving libel or slander, conspiracy, and interference in contractual or economic relationships.

Negligence
All negligence matters fall within the broad area of law known as tort law.  Negligence matters are among the most common torts that give rise to ...

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Breach of Privacy
On January 18 2012, the Jones v. Tsige ("Jones") decision was rendered by the Court of Appeal confirming the tort law right to personal privacy in ...

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Bullying
Bullying comes in a variety of forms. Bullying can lead to depression, loss of esteem, and even to suicide, among victims.  School boards are potentially ...

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Conspiracy
As stated in Alford v. Canada, 1997 CanLII 868 at paragraph 37, there are two types of actionable conspiracy in Canada: Where the predominant ...

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Deceit
Deceit, also known as fraudulent misrepresentation, is a cause of action within the business tort family of case matters.  Although deceit is a cause of ...

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Defamation
Unjust damage to the reputation of a person can have devasting effects.  Untruths told and spread may injure a person's employment, relationships, ...

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Family Law Act Rights
Although paralegals are generally forbidden from providing legal services on family law matters, there is one section of the Family Law Act, R.S.O. 1990, ...

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Harassing Collectors
Every so often we receive calls from people harassed by collection agents.  While a collection agent calling to collect on an overdue account is generally ...

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Misrepresentation
Negligence misrepresentation involves the accidental passing of inaccurate information as opposed to intentional or fraudulent misrepresentation also known ...

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Passing Off
A humourous example of the tort of passing off can be found within the movie Coming to America, among others.  In the movie, Eddie Murphy (as Akeem, a ...

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