"> Torts and disputes

Disputes and torts

A dispute is a disagreement between two or more parties that may require some form of legal action to resolve. Disputes can occur between neighbours, family members, business partners, employees and employers, consumers and retailers, tenants and landlords. A dispute can also occur when one party claims another party has caused them harm, distress or loss, through an intentional act or negligence. Such an act is known as a tort, or a civil wrong. The main purpose of civil law is to consider disputes, to facilitate a resolution between the disputing parties and to identify who is responsible or liable. These lawgovpol.com topic pages are concise summaries about topics related to torts and disputes. These pages have been written by lawgovpol.com authors.

What is a dispute?
Personal injury disputes
Class actions
Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Case study: Carlill v. Carbolic Smoke Ball Company (1893)
Case study: Donoghue v. Stevenson (1932)
Case study: James Hardie and asbestos
Case study: Andrew Bolt and defamation

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