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Torts: Liability for Economic Harm deals with four principal areas of tort law:
An actor ordinarily has a duty of care when engaged in any activity that creates a risk of physical harm to others. Duties to avoid the negligent infliction of economic loss are notably narrower. They do not arise merely because an act creates a risk of economic loss to another; they require a more specific rationale.
This publication describes the principal duties that have been recognized and rules of limitation that accompany them.