Next of kin farmers in South Africa who believe they have suffered injury at the loss of a beloved family member and are seeking restitution from the African National Congress government.
For these reason's I have created a private group on Facebook titled; MASS TORT Litigation for next of kin farmers in South Africa.
What Does the Legal Term Tort Mean? In personal injury law, a tort is an injury that one person sustains at the hands of another individual, who can be held legally responsible.
What Is Tort Law? 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. The concept of this area of law is to redress a wrong done to a person and provide relief from the wrongful acts of others, usually by awarding monetary damages as compensation. The original intent of tort is to provide full compensation for proved harms.
Understanding Tort Law. Tort law requires those who are found to be at fault for harming others to compensate the victims. Typical harms include the loss of past or future income, payment of medical expenses, payment for pain and suffering, and may also include additional punitive damages that are meant to punish the plaintiff in excess of full compensation.
Tort law can be split into three categories: negligent torts, intentional torts, and strict liability torts. Negligent torts encompass harm done to people generally through the failure of another to exercise a certain level of care, usually defined as a reasonable standard of care. Accidents are a standard example of negligent torts. Intentional torts, on the other hand, refer to harms done to people intentionally by the wilful misconduct of another, such as assault, fraud, and theft.
Strict liability torts, unlike negligence and intentional torts, are not concerned with the culpability of the person doing the harm. Instead, strict liability focuses on the act itself. If someone or some entity commits a certain act - for example, producing a defective product - then that person or company is responsible for the damages from that act, regardless of the level of care exercised or their intentions.
Tortfeasor - Definition.
What Is a Tortfeasor? A tortfeasor is an individual or entity that has been found to have committed a civil offense that injures another party.
Such disputes are resolved in the branch of the justice system that is known as tort law. The objective of tort law is to provide a remedy for damage suffered by one party and caused by the action (or inaction) of another.
Understanding the Tortfeasor A plaintiff in a lawsuit is a person or entity that claims to have been damaged by the actions of another party. The plaintiff is seeking redress in the form of recovery of some or all of the costs of the damage.
In some cases, more than one party may be found responsible for the tort. In such cases, each party is a joint tortfeasor. The court will determine how much damage or loss each party is responsible for. The court may divide up the responsibility for reparations according to the proportion of the damage each party was responsible for.
A tort is defined as an act or an omission that causes harm to another person or entity.
A tortfeasor may have committed a number of civil offenses. They include negligence, fraud, trespassing, and emotional harm. A corporation, for example, may be held liable for a faulty product that causes harm to its users.
Understanding Civil Damages Civil damages are monetary awards owed to a winning plaintiff by the losing defendant in a civil case tried in a court of law. Civil damages are granted when a person is injured or suffers a loss that stems from the wrongful or negligent actions of another party.
The intent of awarding civil damages is to grant plaintiffs resources that restore them to their conditions before their injuries. A full restoration might not be possible because of the nature of the loss. The plaintiff may have suffered harm in terms of damages to personal property, physical injury, or the loss of support and opportunities where full restoration cannot be made.
Types of Civil Damages Civil damages can be compensatory, general, punitive, or any combination of these.
Compensatory damages include compensation for expenses such as medical bills, legal costs, loss of income, and costs associated with repairing or replacing damaged property. General damages include payment for non-financial damages, such as pain and suffering. Punitive damages include payment for losses caused by the *gross negligence* of a defendant.
Estimating Liability in Civil Cases Estimating liability in civil cases depends greatly on the type of damages. Calculating compensatory damages is very straightforward because the damages claimed are equal to the plaintiff's costs. Legal fees are part of compensatory damages, which makes settlements desirable in many cases.
DEFINITIONS. Legal Tort: A Basic You Should Understand. Always helps to get down to basics, especially when it comes to the law. Before you try and understand complex terms, you’ll want to have a grasp of the fundamentals. If you have ever been in an accident and injured at the hands of another’s wrongdoing, then you’re probably unaware you’ve gotten up close and personal with the expression “tort.”
EXPLANATION: What Does the Legal Term Tort Mean?
In personal injury law, a tort is an injury that one person sustains at the hands of another individual, who can be held legally responsible. In this specific case it is the ruling ANC government of South Africa that must be held responsible and must pay restitution to the next of kin those who lost a beloved family member to farm murder. A tort can be accidental or as a result of carelessness (which is referred to as “negligence” or it can be an intentional and direct act. Injuries sustained in a tort are traditionally physical, though it can often be emotional distress as well.
Intentional Torts in Detail: What to Know. While majority of commonplace torts are negligent and acts of carelessness, there are some that are 100 percent intentional, for example: Assault and battery is a term that describes physical acts of aggression. Assault is an act that makes someone susceptible to harm (whether or not that harm occurs) while battery is aggression followed through to completion. False imprisonment can be described as when one person or entity intentionally impacts, and restricts, the freedom of another. False imprisonment is not excluded from the ‘Mass Tort Litigation’
Is Tort a Crime? Here’s the Difference Between the Two. Yes and no. Some intentional torts are also crimes. The difference, is that a tort is brought upon between individual parties; the end result of a civil case will be the rewarding of damages. A criminal case, however, is brought on by the state / government on behalf of an injured party. The result of criminal cases are not the rewarding of damages, but in the punishment of the guilty for their wrongdoing. Battery is one example of an action that can be both an intentional tort and a crime, based on how serious the offense is. Murder is the worst a tort can get , it can be an intentional tort and a crime and must be proven with evidence that can be substantiated. The next of kin will be required to prove how the loss of their loved one has directly impacted on their daily and futures lives.
Have you lost a beloved family member to FARM MURDER in rural South Africa? Has the loss of your loved one affected yours and your families livelihoods and existence?
We want to hear from you. Lets put the pieces of your life and your families back together again. We do not ask for money or donations.
Please write your email explaining your specific personal situation and level of interest in regards - MASS TORT litigation. Email: HumanitiesActionGroup@gmail.com Use the Reference "Sharyns Law"
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