Complex Tort Litigation Law & Legal Definition


Torts are civil wrongs, as opposed to criminal offenses, for which there is a legal remedy for harm caused. The primary aim of tort law is to provide relief for the damages incurred and deter others from committing the same harms. Some examples of tort are trespass, assault, battery, negligence, products liability, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Complex tort litigation usually involves difficult or new legal issues, numerous pre-trial motions, large amounts of evidence and numerous parties. An example of a complex tort litigation is asbestos litigation.