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What does the term Tort mean in the following sentence? Most liability claims are based on negligence that results in injury or damage. An ACT of negligence is considered to be a tort.



A. A tort is a criminal ACT committed with the intent to cause injury.
B. A tort is a civil wrong that violates the rights of another.
C. A tort is any ACT that has the potential to cause financial loss to another person.
D. A tort is an ACT that can be prosecuted by the state or federal government even if no injury or damage occurred.

This question is part of Practise Exam 1
Asked by Wyatt Williams, Last updated: Jan 07, 2020

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Wyatt Williams

Wyatt Williams

Answered Nov 04, 2017

A tort is a civil wrong that violates the rights of another.

A tort is a civil wrong that violates the rights of another. Unlike the commission of a crime, in which the government may prosecute the wrongdoer, torts are a part of civil law that is concerned with private relationships between people.
 

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