glossary

tort

A tort is a civil wrong that causes harm to a person or property. This is different from a “criminal wrong”. If you have been affected by a civil wrong, you can take action in court to claim compensation. Torts include:

  • wrongful arrest and detention
  • unlawful seizure of property  
  • unlawful searches
  • assault and battery
  • negligent use of force
English
Topic: 

Parlez Français