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Law Ch 12 Key Terms

TermDefinition
nuisance using land in a way that interferes with another's enjoyment and use of neighbouring land
vicarious liability holding a blameless person responsible for another's actions
foreseeability the ability of a reasonable person to anticipate what might occur from his or her actions
causation the fact of being the cause of something that happened
trespass to enter another's property without consent
negligence a person's failure to exercise reasonable care that results in harm to others
intent true purpose; the person's state of mind that causes him or her to perform an action
slander defamation in oral form
occupier a person who has control over property and owes visitors a duty of care
battery intentional physical contact harmful or offensive to another person
voluntary assumption of risk the principle that a plaintiff may not recover damages for harm from risks to which he or she consents
reasonable person someone who has neither physical or mental disabilities and who people agree is careful, thoughtful, and considerate
allurement an object that attracts, such as a swimming pool
libel defamation in printed or other more permanent form
fair comment a defence against defamation in which the defendant shows comments were made without malicious intent
truth the best defence against defamation of character
Created by: StudentVL