Dallas, TX asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Texas

Q: What does the Continuing Tort Doctrine apply to and how can it be used successfully?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for five weeks. As a GENERAL matter, the continuing tort doctrine arises when wrongful acts continue to inflict damages until they cease. But you must consult with a Texas attorney on this because different jurisdictions could rely upon different case law. If you are exploring this for research or school, you could probably look up appellate decisions for case law on the doctrine. If this is an actual matter and something important, I recommend you seek the guidance of a Texas attorney. My reply is only a simple generalization. I get this question posed to me when a statute of limitations is looming, or when it is blown, so you probably want to seek competent guidance here. Good luck

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