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Torts

Use Quimbee’s Torts Outline and Quickline to ace your final exam in torts or to supplement your preparation for the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE). Professionally written and fully accessible 24/7 on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices, Quimbee’s Torts Outline covers intentional torts, negligence, strict and vicarious liability, products liability, and defamation.


Torts Generally

A tort generally arises where a person acts, with the requisite level of culpability, in such a way as to cause legally-cognizable harm to another person. The law will provide the person who suffered harm with a civil remedy against the person whose wrongful act caused the harm. The remedy usually takes the form of money damages. [See Black’s Law Dictionary (10th ed. 2014), tort]

Act

An act, for purposes of tort law, may consist of either an act of commission or an act of omission. [See Black’s Law Dictionary (10th ed. 2014), act]

Act of Commission

An act of commission consists of what most people might think of as a positive act or an affirmative act. The term refers to a movement of the body (especially a voluntary movement) that produces a discernible effect in the external world.

Example:

An adolescent boy sees an adolescent girl walking by. The boy extends his foot in such a way as to cause the girl to trip and injure herself. This is an act of commission....

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