Definition of "Tort"

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Linda Clifton, Real Estate Agent Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Wrongful act that causes injury or damages. Examples are trespassing on someone's property destroying part of it, and the landlord's negligent failure to repair defective electrical wiring resulting in a fire. The perpetrator is legally liable to the aggrieved party.

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