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NALS Chapter13_75499

Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Animal cases Tort litigation involving injuries or damages caused by animals, including live stock, domesticated wild animals, house hold pets, or family animals; these cases fall under strict liability tort law
Assault An act that creates in a person immediate fear of attempted battery
Assumption of risk the legal rule under which a person may not recover for an injury he or she receives when voluntarily exposing him or herself to a known danger.
Battery A harmful offensive touching of another's person
Comparative negligence doctrine The rule under which negligence is measured by a percentage and damages are diminshed in proportion to the amount of negligence attribute to the plantiff
Consent Agreement; voluntary acceptance of the wish of another
Contributory Negligence An affirmative defense that asserts the injuries and damages complained of by the plaintiff were caused in whole or in part by the plaintiff's own negligence
Conversion Taking property that belongs to another and using it as one's own
Defense of Property Affirmative defense in criminal or tort law when forced was used to protect one's property
Extra-hazardous activity An activity that carries the likelihood of causing some types of damages even if reasonable care is exercised
False imprisonment
Intentional tort
Libel
Malpractice
Negligence
Privilege
Products Liability
Recapture of chattels
Self-defense
Slander
Strict liability
Tort(s)
respass to land
Created by: Labria