Some examples of tort law case summaries include Riss v. City of New York, Bird v. Jones and Gulf Refining Co. v. Williams, published by and Lawnix. Tort law involves civil cases stemming from a brea... More » Government & Politics Law

While tort law aims to compensate a victim, criminal law aims to punish a criminal. In addition, while individuals or organizations pursue tort cases, it is usually the government that pursues criminal cases. There are a... More » Government & Politics Law

The primary purpose of tort law in the United States is to redress imbalances caused by the actions or inaction of parties that have aggrieved others and somehow caused harm. The aggrieved parties have the right to seek ... More » Government & Politics Law
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