Other Names: Wrongful acts
Nature: A wrongful act or omission (under English law), not arising exclusively out of breach of contract or trust, but which gives rise to an action for damages at the suit of the injured party. A breach of contract is however not of itself a tort, but many situations which give rise to an action in contract may also be torts. An act, not otherwise unlawful, will become a tort only when it has been done with a mischievous motive.
Problem Type: D: Detailed problems
Date of last update 01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET