BUSI 2601 Chapter Notes - Chapter 5: Punitive Damages, False Imprisonment, Implied Consent
Tort is any harm or injury caused by one person to another other than through breach of contract and for which the law provides a remedy. It is one of the most common torts to arise in a business context. 2 main groups: torts committed intentionally, assault involves a threat of imminent physical harm without there being actual physical contact, battery involves the intentional infliction of harmful or offensive physical contact, torts committed through negligence. The same event can give rise to 2 distinct legal consequences: one in tort and one in criminal law. The purpose of a criminal prosecution is to censure behaviour and secure the punishment of a fine, imprisonment, or both. The action is brought because the parliament of canada has determined that anyone who violated the criminal code should be punished and deterred from such conduct in the future.