Torts, taught in the Fall semester, is required for first year law students. It covers the principles and practices governing recovery of damages for injuries to person or property. The class touches on the topics of defamation, invasion of privacy, dignitary wrongs, products liability, fraud liability insurance, immunities and a survey of various "no fault" proposals.
From Black's Law Dictionary (9th ed. 2009)
tort (tort). 1. A civil wrong, other than breach of contract, for which a remedy may be obtained, usu. in the form of damages; a breach of a duty that the law imposes on persons who stand in a particular relation to one another. 2. (pl.) The branch of law dealing with such wrongs.
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