Conspiracy — A Tortuous Liability Under Law

8 Pages Posted: 28 Feb 2010

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Nidhi Vaidya

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Raghvendra Singh Raghuvanshi

Lawyer at MP High Court, Indore, India

Date Written: February 25, 2010

Abstract

This Paper is basically dealing with conspiracy. Conspiracy is of two kinds, one is under the scope of conspiracy torts and the other is under law of crimes. The focus is on tortious conspiracy. It shall be defining conspiracy and then a general comparison between tortuous and criminal conspiracy. It shall also cover its essentials, types and deal with the circumstances where one can be sued for the same which would be supported by the case laws.

When two or more persons without lawful justification combine for the purpose of willfully causing damage to the plaintiff, and actual damage results there from, they commit the tort of conspiracy. In other words a conspiracy is an unlawful combination of two or more persons to do, that which is contrary to law, or to do that which is wrongful and harmful towards other person, or to carry out an object not in itself unlawful by unlawful means.

Keywords: Conspiracy, criminal law, law, legal, tort, torts, civil law, crime, compensation, damages

Suggested Citation

Vaidya, Nidhi and Raghuvanshi, Raghvendra Singh, Conspiracy — A Tortuous Liability Under Law (February 25, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1558966 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1558966

Nidhi Vaidya

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Raghvendra Singh Raghuvanshi (Contact Author)

Lawyer at MP High Court, Indore, India ( email )

Indore, IN Madhya Pradesh 452010
India
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