Tort Table

Plans to Regulate Tort Risks: Table
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Plans to Regulate Tort Risks
Tort is the French word meaning wrong. According to Law Preview, LLC (2011), “torts are civil wrongs other than breaches of contracts for which the remedies are typically, but not always, monetary compensation. When someone commits a tort, they have violated a non-negotiated, societal rule.” Cheeseman (2010), states that “the tort law protects a person from unauthorized touching, restraint, or other contact. In addition, the law protects a person’s reputation and privacy.”
Tort damages are monetary damages that are sought from the offending party. They are intended to compensate the injured party for the injury suffered. Such injury may consist of past and future medical expenses, loss of wages, pain and suffering, mental distress, and other damages caused by the defendant’s tortuous conduct. If the victim of a tort dies, his or her beneficiaries can bring a wrongful death action to recover damages from the defendant. (Cheeseman, 2010)
Common Torts
Some of the most common torts are assault, battery, nuisance law, defamation of character, and general negligence. In addition, disparagement, strict liability, negligence per se, res ispa loquitor, intentional misrepresentation, and failure to warn are also common torts that could result in lawsuits. The latter are the torts that were found in the simulation therefore these torts will be discussed in further detail. However, it is important to note that before torts arise these regulatory risks may be identified and managed through using preventive, detective, and corrective measures.
A disparaging statement is also called insult of title. According to Cheeseman (2010), “a disparaging statement is an untrue statement made by one person or business about the products, services, property, or reputation of another business.” The idea behind this tort is to protect companies from remarks that may be both...