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Tort liability (Cnrs)

Definition
A private or civil wrong committed upon the person or property independent of contract. The elements of every tort action are: existence of legal duty from defendant to plaintiff; breach of duty; and damage as proximate result. (Source: AASHTO Glossary)
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Liability (Cnr)
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Financial responsibility (Cnrf)
Government liability (Cnrg)
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