legal wrong

See: tort
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Negligence is a common law legal wrong established far back in English history but is a viable cause of action today.
To prevent the courts from being used to challenge the political actions of the other branches, this language requires there to be an actual dispute involving a legal wrong.
If a problem arises among individuals, businesses, the so-called "private sector," the law provides a forum for investigation, access to the courts for trial to determine the facts, who (if anyone) committed a legal wrong entitling the government to impose a punishment, or that the case should be dismissed.
The author examines the two ways in which judges have described waiver of tort as an independent action: the "true independence" theory, where waiver of tort is its own legal wrong, and the "quasi-parasitic" theory where it is somewhat dependent on another wrong.
Whilst unregistered trade marks are protected in the UK under the legal wrong of passing off, establishing passing off in a court case can be hard to prove.
After a five-day hearing in the Court, the two francophone judges (both sons of previous premiers of Quebec) were the strongest defenders of Duplessis and found no legal wrong in what he did.
The law, on this view, rectifies injuries caused by a legal wrong.
Such a broad exclusion should be made only after detailed consideration of the rationale behind each relevant legal wrong has been attempted.
It concluded that the tolling provision only applied to the person who is experiencing the disability, who suffered the legal wrong, and to whom the claim belongs.
A finding of a legal wrong in the case of conspiracy law requires an actus reus.
We opened the door to the fishing expedition: "I don't know for sure whether you have done me any legal wrong, but please hand over the contents of your filing cabinets so that I can find out.
The claim of unlawful exile as a legal wrong was not arguable, he ruled.