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Bus Law 1.03 Civ.

Understand Civil laws

TermDefinition
Actual Harm Harm that interferes with the comfort or health of the victim.
Alternative Dispute Resolution Using mediation or arbitration to solve a dispute.
Arbitration Settling a dispute out a courtroom.
Assault Causing reasonable harm to a person to warrant a lawsuit.
Assumption of Risk The plaintiff knew the risks of what they were doing, so they cannot sue on that basis.
Battery Making contact without consent.
Breach Violating a contract.
Causation When a defendant's actions caused a result.
Comparative Negligence Reducing the damages a defendant will face by seeing the degree to which the defendant was negligent.
Contributory Negligence The plaintiff contributing to negligence, which would remove blame from the defendant.
Conversion When someone tampers with another person's personal property.
Court Injunctions An order from the court for someone to not do something.
Damages A loss from injury or destruction of someone's self or demesne.
Defamation Spreading false information about something.
Duty An obligatory action.
False Imprisonment Imprisoning or binding someone without a good reason.
Fraud Obtaining something through deception.
Interference with Contracts When the defendant intentionally causes someone to breach their contract.
Invasion of Privacy Removing someone's sense of privacy when they have a reasonable expectation of privacy.
Mediation Using a third party to come to an agreement for both sides outside of court.
Money Damages Money being paid to the winning party in a lawsuit.
Negligence Where the defendant was at fault for the plaintiff's harm of person, property, or reputation.
Proximate Cause When the evidence shows it is more likely that something happened than did not.
Punitive Damages Damages that would exceed just monetary rewards.
Tort A wrongful act that leads to a civil lawsuit.
Trespass to Land Entering someone's land without their consent.
Vicarious Liability When someone is held responsible for another person's acts Ex) An employer.
Created by: GrayDoby
 

 



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