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ação de responsabilidade civil

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action in tort

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Definitions of action in tort

(COMMON LAW SYSTEMS) a case brought to court by someone seeking compensation for a tort (=wrongful or unlawful injury or damage that is not the result of a crime or which is tried in the civil courts) they have suffered

There may be grounds for an action in tort against the sub-contractors once the defective works have been handed over.