CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) Legal-Aptitude Tort Revision (Page 3 of 3)

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Tort and Breach of Trust

When breach of trust happens, the person so affected by it can ask for compensation for the loss caused to him which is not the case in tort. They are unliquidated damages.

Essentials of a Tort

  • There must be some
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Understanding Defamation

Defamation is a tort when a person wrongly harms the reputation of another person and publishes it. It is both a civil and a criminal wrong. Defamation is against the fundamental right of freedom of speech and expression.

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Res Ipsa Loquitur

When a suit is filed, the plaintiff has to give a proof of the defendant negligence. He cannot just claim damages by showing the fault but should be able to prove that it was due to the defendant that damages

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Nature of Tort

The nature of a tort can be understood by distinguishing

  1. Tort and Breach of Contract
  2. Tort and Breach of Trust
  3. Tort and Crime

Damages in Nuisance

To file a suit for nuisance, the plaintiff has to prove actual damage. In public nuisance, a particular damage needs to be showed. As far as private nuisance is considered, damage is often assumed.

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Legal Principle Case of

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