Law of Tort Notes

Module 1
  1. Law of Tort : Introduction
  2. Distinction between TORT & CRIME, TORT & CONTRACT, Tort and Breach of Contract, Tort and Quasi-Contract
  3. Reasonable Man Explained 
  4. General Conditions of Liability for a Tort
  5. Injuria sine damnum

  6. Damnum sine injuria

  7. Distinction between Injuria sine damnum and Damnum sine injuria
  8. Mental Element in Tortious Liability
  9. Contractual and Tortious Liability
Module 2
  1. General Defences: Avoidance of Liability in Tort
  2. Volenti non fit Injuria : General Defences
  3. Limitations, Exceptions to the application of the maxim
  4. Inevitable Accident : General Defences
  5. Mistake : General Defences
  6. Private Defence : General Defences
  7. Necessity : General Defences
  8. Plaintiff, the Wrongdoer : General Defences
  9. Statutory Authority : General Defences
  10. Act of God (vis major) : General Defences
Module 3
  1. Strict Liability

  2. Exceptions to the Rylands rule (Defences)

  3. Applicability of Rylands Rule in India

  4. Rule of Absolute Liability

  5. Vicarious Liability

  6. Independent Contractor
  7. Vicarious Liability of the State
  8. Torts- Committed in Exercise of Statutory Duties

  9. Scienter Action
  10. Joint Tortfeasors

Module 4
  1. DEFAMATION

  2. Essentials of Defamation

  3. Defences to Defamation

  4. CONSPIRACY

  5. Deceit 
Module 5
  1. NUISANCE
  2. Kinds of Nuisance

  3. TRESPASS

  4. Trespass to Land
  5. Trespass to Goods

  6. Conversion

  7. Distinction between Trespass and Conversion
  8. MALICIOUS PROSECUTION

Module 6
  1. Negligence     

  2. Res Ipsa Loquitur (Proof of Negligence)

  3. Remoteness of Damage
  4. Defences to Negligence

  5. Contributory Negligence

  6. The Last Opportunity Rule (How for Contributory Negligence is a Defence?)

  7. Composite Negligence

  8. Nervous Shock
  9. Negligence and Occupier’s Liability for Dangerous Premises 
  10. Structures Adjoining Highways : Negligence and Occupier’s Liability
  11. Obligation towards Children : Negligence and Occupier’s Liability
  12. Obligation towards Trespassers : Negligence and Occupier’s Liability