Law Of Torts: Issues And Challenges

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The term tort is a latin equivalent to “tortum” which implies a work which is tortuous or twisted. It means a breach of duty which was not a contract , and gave rise to a civil cause of action , and is subjected to compensation . here compensation is strictly talking of unliquidated damages. The principle aim of the law of torts is to
(i)provide compensation to the victim of the tort or conception
(ii)grant of exemplary damages to show that deterrence to the wrong doers.
The English law holds a more wider conception of tort than the hindu and muslim law. these law were into awarding punishment than compensation .but the law of tort offered a more just version to the society , i.e restoration of the right. In India , the law of torts was introduced by the British system. The mayors court was established in madras, Calcutta and Bombay as well as the charters , “to give judgement and sentence according to justice and right”.
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Discharge of torts simply means when the right to bring upon an action for a tort comes to an end . this can be done in the following ways:
• Death of parties
• Waiver
• Acquiescence
• Release
• Accord and

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