Quasi-Tort Law & Legal Definition


Quasi-tort means a tort for which a non-perpetrator is held liable. In a quasi tort, a person who did not actually commit a wrong is anyway held liable. For instance, a master will be held liable for a tort committed by a servant under the principle of vicarious liability. Under quasi tort, the liability is fixed on the presumption that some legal duty exists that cannot be classified strictly as a personal duty or as a contractual duty, but rather as some other kind of duty recognizable by the law.