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Examines and analyzes the general theories of tort liability for injuries to persons or property: intentional misconduct, negligence, and strict liability.

Types of Torts

Intentional torts

Assault · Battery
False imprisonment

Intentional infliction of emotional distress (IIED)

Transferred intent

Property torts

Trespass (land · chattels)
Conversion · Detinue
Replevin · Trover


Assumption of risk
Comparative negligence
Contributory negligence
Consent · Necessity
Statute of limitations
Defense of others
Defense of property
Shopkeeper's privilege


Duty of care · Standard of care
Proximate cause · Res ipsa loquitur
Calculus of negligence
Rescue doctrine · Duty to rescue

Specific types

Negligent infliction of emotional distress (NIED)

Employment-related · Entrustment
Malpractice (legal · medical)

Liability torts

Product liability  · Quasi-tort
Ultrahazardous activity


Public nuisance
Rylands v. Fletcher

Dignitary torts

Defamation · Invasion of privacy
False light · Breach of confidence
Abuse of process
Malicious prosecution
Alienation of affections · Seduction

Economic torts

Fraud · Tortious interference
Conspiracy · Restraint of trade

Liability, remedies

Last clear chance · Eggshell skull
Vicarious liability · Volenti non fit injuria
Ex turpi causa non oritur actio
Neutral reportage · Damages
Injunction · Torts and conflict of laws
Joint and several liability
Comparative responsibility
Market share liability

Duty to visitors

Trespassers · Licensees · Invitees
Attractive nuisance

Other common law areas

Contracts · Criminal law · Evidence
Property · Wills, trusts and estates