Tort

A tort is an act or omission, other than a breach of contract, which gives rise to injury or harm to another, and amounts to a civil wrong for which courts impose liability. … There are three types of tort actions; negligence, intentional torts, and strict liability.

A tort may include physical or mental harm, damage or loss of property, a financial loss, and so on. … Theft is an example of an intentional tort, i.e. harm done to people intentionally or willful misconduct. Manufacture or production of defective goods is liable for damages in tort under strict liability.

Trespass exists in both tort law and criminal law.

Trespass is an area of criminal law or tort law broadly divided into three groups: trespass to the person, trespass to chattels, and trespass to land.

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