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B-Law Chap 5

Vocab

TermDefinition
Tort A civil offense against an individual.
Damages Monetary award intended to compensate the injured party for the harm done to him or her.
Negligence Torts based on someone's carelessness.
Intentional Torts Torts in which the defendant possessed the intent or purpose to inflict the injury.
Assault An intentional tort where one person threatens to physically or offensively injure another.
Battery An intentional tort that involves harmful or offensive touching of another.
False Imprisonment A tort in which a person is deprived of freedom of movement.
Defamation A false statement about a person that injures their reputation.
Invasion of Privacy Uninvited intrusion into an individual's personal relationships and activities.
Trespass to Land A tort in which another person's property is entered without their consent.
Conversion A tort that occurs when personal property is stolen.
Interference with Contractual Relations A third party encourages a breach in a contract.
Fraud An intentional misrepresentation of an existing important fact.
Strict Liability A tort where liability exists even though the defendant was not negligent.
Punitive Damages A monetary award that is set high enough to punish the defendant.
Compensatory Damages Another name for actual damages for pain/suffering, lost wages, and medical bills.
Created by: Knuddar