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Tort Liability for Business
Cement your understanding of legal wrongs in business. Understand duty of care. Use a case study to explore a tort, like negligence or defamation, and the consequent responsibilities and legal obligations of business entities and professionals.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- explain the requirements (elements) of a range of different torts that impact on professionals in business
- apply relevant legal concepts and principles to analyse and solve a case study
- communicate legal concepts effectively in written and oral activities using clear, concise and appropriate language.
- Introduction to torts
- Principles of tort liability, overview of negligence & duty of care
- The duty of care
- Breach of the duty of care
- Professional negligence & pure economic loss
- Damages & defences
- Intentional infliction of purely economic loss - an overview and vicarious liability
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:one of
- USA-BLW17-Business Law
- CUR-BLW14-Business Law (No longer available)
- Other requirements -
- Additional materials
Meaning of a tort, compensation outside the torts system. Negligence: duty of care, breach of duty, causation and remoteness, assessment of damages and defences. Professional negligence. Intentional infliction of purely economic loss. Defamation. Trespass. Class actions. Societal Demands.
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- Oral Presentation and Problem Based Assignment (30%)
- Written Assignment (20%)
- Report (50%)