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Tort law and business

How does tort law apply to business today? What torts do you think are the most common in business today? What are the ways businesses can prevent the occurrence of the torts you identified?

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Tort law applies to business today in the way of strict liability, product liability, negligence claims, vicarious liability claims and less commonly intentional infliction of emotional distress claims (IIED). Strict liability and product liability are torts that affect businesses just by an act occurring that injures a customer. For example, if a product malfunctions and injures a customer, the business and/or the manufacturer may be strictly liable for the injury regardless of who's fault it was that the product malfunctioned as long as it was being used in a way for which it was designed to function. The same is true if a city doesn't mark its ...

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How does tort law apply to business today? What torts do you think are the most common in business today? What are the ways businesses can prevent the occurrence of the torts you identified?

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