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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Business Law by Cara C. Putman

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Chapter 25
Torts
In This Chapter
• Understanding the elements of negligence
• Types of intentional torts
• Requirements of strict liability
• Burdens of products liability
• Defining express warranties
• Expounding on implied warranties
Torts are a broad and ancient section of the law that allows individuals or entities that are harmed by another to recover damages for that wrong. This harm can occur because of an intentional act or an accident. However, it is not a crime, though sometimes a wrong can be tried as both a crime and a tort. O. J. Simpson is a good example. The state of California failed to prove he murdered his ex-wife and her boyfriend. However, the families prevailed in a civil tort action. You’ll see the differences as we dive into ...

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