The purpose of tort law
compensate the victim
FTC, FCC, and IRS
threatening to harm
interfering with someones real property
interefering with the enjoyment of property
can show that the victim contibuted to his injuries
Invasion of Privacy
right to be left alone
right to personal property
Mental anguish. Nonphysical harm that may be compensated for by damages in some types of lawsuits. Mental angush may be as limited as the immediate mental feelings during an injury or as broad as prolonged grief, shame, humiliation, despair, etc.
right to move around freely
lying to hurt another person's reputation
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
A legal doctrine that says that some activities are so dangerous that liability will always follow any injury that results from those activities.
Assumption of Risk
the plantiff knew of the risks he/she was taking but did it anyway
is the cause that immediately and directly results in a specific event. if a person can eleminate any one of the 4 elemants, the lawsuit will not be successful.
Injury, damage to property, etc.
the injured person died
a judicial remedy issued in order to prohibit a party from doing or continuing to do a certain activity
payment for injuries
a private/personal wrong against another person
a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
person accused, commiting the crime
a tort that results when one person carelessly injures another
a person who commits a tort
actions that hurt, embarass or scare other people
a defense against negligence when the carelessness of each party is compared to others
assumption of risk
a defense against negligence raised when the plaintiff knew of the risk involved and still took the chance of being injured