an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
a tort consisting of false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person
Is the charging of a negligent act of one person to another. Generally, cases of ________________involve the negligence of an employee where the employer is held responsible for the actions of the employee.
a percentage of damage awards based on the contribution of negligence between two parties
An affirmative defense that alleges that the plaintiff, through a lack of care, caused or contributed to his or her own injury.
an employer is vicariously liable for the behavior of an employee working within his or her scope of employment
legal responsibility placed on one person for the acts of another
a prudent person, whose behavior would be considered appropriate under the circumstances
100% responsible and liable for all damages
a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
When it contains all the elements required to be considered legally binding.
present for acceptance or rejection
(contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract)
Must have a proposal made by oferor to oferee and the oferee or agent must accept.
anything that is given, done, promised, forbidden, or suffered by one party as an inducement for the agreement.
A contract that cannot be divided and must be performed in its entirety.
a contract in which the terms are not expressly stated but can be inferred from the actions of the people involved and the circumstances
a contract statement that may be oral or written
A contract that is not in writing, not signed by the parties, and created by conversation.
To be considered a competent party, it is required that all persons involved in a valid contract be of legal age and sound mind.
The requirement that the form of a contract be correct for the terms of a contract to be enforceable.Must be in writing.
those contracts in which the terms have not been completely executed or fulfilled by the parties•contract not fully carried out by all parties
a contract that is complete and final with respect to all of its terms and conditions
A contract that contains all of the necessary elements and is enforceable in a court of law.
A contract that is not enforceable from the beginning because It LACKS one of the requirements of a valid contract.
A contract wherein one of the parties can challenge one or more of the elements of contract and therefore bears right to affirm or disaffirm the contract.