Asked in Law & Legal Issues, Business Law
What is tortious Libality?
A tort is a civil wrong. Tortious liability would be liability for a civil wrong. For example, if a person caused an automobile accident, the person would would be liable in "tort," or would have "tortious liability," for the harm proximately resulting from the wrongful act. Bozarts ...
Asked in Colonial America
Which of the following statements about torts is correct. a tortious act is always a criminal act a criminal act is always a tortious act a tortious act may also be a criminal act?
None of the statements contained in the question are correct. Torts are civil wrongs, as opposed to criminal offenses. ...
Asked in Prefixes Suffixes and Root Words
What does the root word tort mean?
Tortious means wrongful. It is the fact that conduct, whether of act or omission, is of such a nature as to subject the actor to liability under the law of torts. Tortious law is a law having the nature of or involving a tort. A tortious act is an act which generates a tort. ...
What is a sin of commission?
A sin of commission is where a person commits an act which is sinful. This is as opposed to a sin of omission, where a person is aware of a good or right act which he or she should do, but fails to do so. ...
Asked in Criminal Law
What happens if a person commits an offense because another person convinces that person that the act is actually legal or that the victim has given consent?
If a person commits an offense because another person convinces that person that the act is legal or that the victim has given consent may need a good lawyer. There aren't many judges who will allow this reasoning as to why someone commited a crime. Depending on the situation specifically, time may need to be served. You should speak to an attorney for specific information on laws in your state. ...
What do you call a person who commits several crimes?
A recidivist, if he re-offends after being released from jail, or a multiple offender if it is in a single act or series of acts. ...
Asked in Home Equity and Refinancing, Criminal Law
Can a person commit a single act which is both tortious and criminal?
As one example, a professional Registered Nurse can be found guilty of a tort and also a criminal offense if he unlawfully restrains a patient without a written physician's order or if a nurse slaps a patient. ...
Asked in Marriage
What can you do when someone commits bigamy in state of Florida?
Bigamy is the act of someone marrying a second person while they are married to another. Most cases, the second marriage is considered void, a person can take the bigamist to court over this crime. ...
Asked in Criminal Law
What is a person who has committed a crime called?
A person who has committed a crime is called a perpetrator (or "perp" as on TV police dramas). If the person is not actually caught in the act or has not been convicted (or has taken a plea deal), he's a suspect. If he's on trial, he's the defendant. If the judge's gavel has fallen and he's guilty, he's a convict or (perhaps) a felon. A person who commits a crime is usually called a criminal or offender. If the person has committed...