tortious liability – arising from the breach of a duty, is redressable by an action for compensatory, unliquidated (and sometimes punitive) damages

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tortious liability:
(1894)

1. Liability that arises from the breach of a duty that

1.) is fixed by the law,
2.) is categorical in nature and owed to any person who is within the scope of the duty, and
3.) when breached, is redressable by an action for compensatory, unliquidated damages.

     In some cases, tortious liability can also be redressed by extra compensatory or punitive damages. [1]

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6

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