A complete list of the legal terms and definitions every attorney, paralegal, and law student needs to know.
A tort is a wrongful act, other than a breach of contract, which results in damages or harm to another and which results in a legal liability. In a civil court the Tortfeasor (one who commits the tort) may be held liable for monetary damages. By contrast, a crime is a wrongful act that may result in prosecution in a criminal court.
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