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Wrongful; conduct of such character as to subject the actor to civil liability under Tort Law.

In order to establish that a particular act was tortious, a plaintiff must prove that an actionable wrong existed and that damages ensued from that wrong.


Tort Law.


adj. referring to an act which is a tort (civil wrong). (See: tort)

See: illicit
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The Holy See maintains that Doe has not alleged sufficient facts to demonstrate that Ronan was an 'employee' of the Holy See for purposes of the tortious act exception, because the word 'employee' is a legal conclusion we are not required to accept as true.
Francis correctly argued that the Court previously recognized a tortious breach of contract claims where plaintiffs showed the wanton or reckless nature of a breach.
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In the specific context of a tortious interference claim based on a noncompete sent to an employer, both the former employer and the law firm would be named defendants, and naturally the potential for a conflict of interest exists.
The Court points out, however, that the FSIA exception exists only if "(i) the plaintiff claims some injury caused by the tortious act or omission of a foreign state; and (ii) this act or omission was 'non-discretionary.
Yet multiple jurisdictions--including Florida --have recognized tortious interference claims when an employer has interfered with a former employee's new employment by threatening litigation against the new employer over a restrictive covenant that fails under the law.
Jacobson claimed that Cherney committed a fraud, a breach of contract, a breach of fiduciary duty and was also guilty of tortious interfering with a possible contract with the higher bidder.