Tort Law

Torts will deal with one of the basic concepts of common law, the law of torts (an area yet in its initial stages in Hungary, but gaining in significance). Torts are civil wrongs outside of a contractual relationship. Violation of an obligation within the law of torts will result in money damages, compensatory and sometimes punitive as well. (Torts must be distinguished from criminal wrongdoing.) Torts can be intentional or non-intentional. Non-intentional torts are generally in the category of acts or omissions caused by negligence or recklessness. Torts also include defamation of character, libel and slander, civil assault and battery, and many other civil wrongs, for example: tortious interference with a contract and all forms of malpractice (medical, legal, accountancy, architecture, etc.).