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Chapter 7

TermDefinition
win a negligence case, plaintiff must prove 5 elements duty of due care breach factual cause injury
superseding cause entirely unforeseeable and letting the defendant off the hook
res ipsa loquitur the facts imply that the defendants negligence caused the accident
compensatory damages amt of money that the court believes will restore him
punitive damages money intended to punish the defendant
comparative negligence state plaintiff may generally recover even if she is partially responsible
assumption of the risk a person who voluntarily enters a situation that has an obvious danger cannot complain if she is injured
strict liability ultra-hazardous activity defective products
Created by: jgalindo