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Damages under Malaysian tort law

Mohd. Altaf Hussain Ahangar

Damages under Malaysian tort law

cases and commentary

by Mohd. Altaf Hussain Ahangar

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Published by Sweet & Maxwell Asia, West Group in [Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia], [St. Paul, Minn .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementMohd. Altaf Hussain Ahangar.
ContributionsMalaysia.
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 232 p. ;
Number of Pages232
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23989696M
ISBN 109789675040221
LC Control Number2009318518
OCLC/WorldCa463534114

The damages that may be awarded for this kind of claim can be substantial. In this case, the court awarded general damages for mental distress in the amount of $, – despite the paucity of medical evidence. This is consistent with the damages awarded in Boucher v. Wal-mart Canada Corp., a case that I wrote about here a few years ago. 1 LAW OF TORTS I. Definition and Types of Torts 1. Mini-presentations Group 1 – Torts Tort is conduct that harms other people or their property. It is a private wrong against a person for which the injured person may recover damages, i.e. monetary compensation.

under Hong Kong law. The book has little else to offer to those who want detailed discussion in a particular area of tort law as it is intended to be a handy case-book for tort students and Hong Kong practitioners. As mentioned it is merely a good starting point for those intending to do research on tort low in Hong Kong. Hsu Locknie Malaysian. tort, in law, the violation of some duty clearly set by law, not by a specific agreement between two parties, as in breach of such a duty is breached, the injured party has the right to institute suit for compensatory n torts, such as nuisance, may be suppressed by crimes are also torts; burglary, for instance, often constitutes trespass.

Torts In India: Torts existed in the Pre-British era in Hindu Muslim Jurisprudence to deal with fraudulent the thing was that the scope of torts was narrow at that h Empire brought the Common Law and the Tort Law to India by the 3 Presidency Courts through the efforts of Sir Henry Man and Sir James attempt. remedies and amount of damages which are available in tort may be greater than in contract. The rules for determining remoteness of damage differ as between contract and tort. In tort, under the rule in the Wagon Mound case (Overseas Tankship (UK) Ltd v Morts Docks Engineering Co Ltd [] AC , there may be liability for highly unlikely results.


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Damages under Malaysian tort law by Mohd. Altaf Hussain Ahangar Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book analyses and discusses the kinds of damages awarded in various types of tortious claims. Leading cases on damages in the various areas of tort law are commented on to provide critical understanding of the Malaysian jurisprudence on the award of damages under the law of tort.

The book is user-friendly. This book analyses and discusses the kinds of damages awarded in various types of tortious claims. Leading cases on damages in the various areas of tort law are commented on to provide critical understanding of the Malaysian jurisprudence on the award of damages under the law of tort.

The book is user-friendly. This book is a valuable source of the basic legal principles of the law of torts in Malaysia and is a useful base from which to proceed to more advanced legal texts for further research. It has been written to provide its readers with a strong foundation in researching the law of torts in Malaysia.

A tort exists to protect rights. The law of torts defines rights and obligations when an individual commits a wrong or injury against another.

Torts have been defined as ‘an injury other than breach of contract, which the law will redress with damages’, a body of law which has been developed by the common law. The book places great emphasis on the law of torts as developed in Malaysia and also includes cases decided in Commonwealth countries.

It goes through the nature and function of tort law, the rules and principles that govern it and the remedies available. Damages under Malaysian Tort Law: Cases and Commentary Mohd Altaf Hussain Damages under Malaysian tort law book LLB, LLM, PhD (India) Professor Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws International Islamic University Malaysia SWEET & MAXWELL ASIA.

Published in by Sweet & Maxwell Asia. The award, therefore, generally focuses on restoring the status-quo and compensating for loss of his bargain. In tort, no question of loss of bargain can arise: the claimant is not complaining of failure to implement a promise but of failure to leave him alone (McGregor on Damages (Sweet & Maxwell, 20th edition,Ch.

24)). Sources of tort law in Malaysia 5 1. English common law 5 2. Local judicial decisions 7 3. Local statutes 7 F. Functions and aims of the law of tort 7 G. Several important concepts in the law of tort 8 1.

Tortious liability 8 2. Intention 8 3. Motive and malice 9 4. Damage 9 5. Damages 10 H. Limitation 10 Chapter Two Intentional Torts. negligence, in law, especially tort law, the breach of an obligation (duty) to act with care, or the failure to act as a reasonable and prudent person would under similar circumstances.

For a plaintiff to recover damages, this action or failure must be the "proximate cause" of an injury, and actual loss must possible defenses to a negligence action are that the plaintiff assumed. The Federal Court rejected the Bank’s contention that the effect of Clause 12 merely excludes the Borrowers’ right to certain type of losses and damages expressly stated therein and that it does not in any way, under contract or tort, prohibits the Borrowers’ access to court nor the right of the Bank, namely Clause 12 does not restrict.

law of torts these notes are prepared radhika seth, law centre this is meant only for personal use of students. it is not meant for public or wholesale. The law of torts, a treatise on the principles of obligations arising from civil wrongs in the common law.

This note covers the following topics: The nature op tort in general, principles of liability, persons affected by torts, general exceptions, of remedies for torts, personal wrongs, defamation, wrongs or fraud and malice, wrongs to possession and property, nuisance, negligence, duties of.

Eric E. Johnson is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of North Dakota. He has taught torts, intellectual property, sales, entertainment law, media law, sports law, employment law, and writing courses. He has twice been selected by students as the keynote speaker for UND Law’s graduation banquet.

His writing on. An outline of the law of damages for misrepresentation where the misrepresentation has not become a term of the contract. This note explains the principles that apply when assessing damages for misrepresentation at common law and under the Misrepresentation Act and highlights the manner in which the assessment differs depending on whether the misrepresentation is fraudulent, negligent.

Tort law is the area of the law that covers most civil suits. Generally, every claim that arises in civil court, with the exception of contractual disputes, falls under tort law.

Since tort law focuses on injury to the plaintiff, it is less concerned than criminal law about the reasons for the defendant’s actions. An innocent act or a relatively innocent one may still provide the basis for liability. Nevertheless, tort law—except for strict liability—relies on standards of fault, or blameworthiness.

English tort law concerns the compensation for harm to people's rights to health and safety, a clean environment, property, their economic interests, or their reputations. A "tort" is a wrong in civil, rather than criminal law, that usually requires a payment of money to make up for damage that is ide contracts and unjust enrichment, tort law is usually seen as forming one of the.

We found that many students struggle to find good law books in the market. Even if they are available, they are so costly that many law students can’t afford them. Also, they are technical, and it is very difficult for students to understand the text of these books.

Damages under Tort Law – How to be Calculated. ers. Tort law in India is a relatively new common law development supplemented by codifying statutes including statutes governing India generally follows the UK approach, there are certain differences which may indicate judicial activism, hence creating controversy.

Tort is breach of some duty independent of contract which has caused damage to the plaintiff giving rise to civil cause. Damages were awarded for damage to reef, mangroves and marine resources, and loss of use.

Compensation was denied for mental anguish, and loss of swimming opportunity. HELD: A cause of action is available in maritime negligence for recovery of damages resulting from groundings and oil spills. Causation in maritime tort law is similar to the.

The book was written decades ago, however, and after it was written, tort reform hit the US, so keep in mind that malpractice cases work very differently now (mainly, they're harder to get attorneys for in most states and have damage caps).

The author mentioned that tort reform was, at the time of writing, being looked into and would make Reviews: A tort is a civil wrong in the sense that it is committed against an individual (which includes legal entities such as companies) rather than the state.

The gist of tort law is that a person has certain interests which are protected by law. These interests can be protected by a court awarding a sum of money, known as damages, for infringe.Independent of criminal or contract law, Tort law provides individuals and groups with redress for injury to every dimension of life from physical injury, to property damage, to personal insult.

Over past decades no body of law within the civil justice system has experienced greater ferment than the law of Torts.