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Legal research guide: Torts: Overview

Locate resources, including case law, legislation, journal articles and commentary relevant to the study of the law of tort.

Don't Be Negligent - Find Out About Torts

What is Torts Law?

"A civil wrong distinguished from the law of contract, the law of restitution, and the criminal law. A tort is a breach of a duty, potentially owed to the whole world, imposed by law ... Torts serve to protect a person's interest in his or her bodily security, tangible property, financial resources, or reputation. Interference with one of these interests is redressable by an action for compensation, usually in the form of unliquidated damages. The law of torts aims to restore the injured person to the position he or she was in before the tort was committed ...".

Encyclopaedic Australian Legal Dictionary (LexisNexis AU)

Torts & Personal Injury Law (CCH Intelliconnect)

One of the key resources for Torts is Torts & Personal Injury Law in CCH IntelliConnect.

Torts & Personal Injury Law contains Commentary, Cases and Legislation relevant to Tort law.

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