TORTIOUS LIABILITY OF COMPANIES: JURISPRUDENTIAL ISSUES

Author: Vrinda Bhandarkar, 4th year SDM Law College, Mangalore INTRODUCTION Winfield opined that tortious liability arises from a breach of duty which is primarily fixed by law and is redressable by an action for unliquidated damages.[1] In the course of business, companies commit several forms of torts such as passing off, misrepresentation, fraud and negligence. Therefore, attaching liability for tortious acts becomes essential, but is made complicated due to the complex structural intricacies that are abundant in large corporations. In such cases, meticulous analysis of each case through a judicial…