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Introduction to Tort Law
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A particular tort that consists of one person intentionally causing harmful or offensive physical contact with another person; absent special circumstances, a person who punches, kicks, or fondles another person commits this tort.
The typical remedy provided to a successful tort plaintiff, consisting of a monetary payment in an amount that covers losses suffered by a tort victim as a result of the tort, including lost income, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
using the threat of legal sanctions to induce persons or firms to change their behavior; some argue that deterrence is the main value or purpose of tort law, in that the threat of tort liability induces people to behave more carefully.
a type of loss or setback experienced by a person or firm that, when caused by wrongful conduct, amounts to a tort; for example, bodily harm or property damage is an injury that, when it is caused by another's careless conduct, amounts to the tort of negligence.
A particular tort that involves one person breaching a duty owed to another to avoid injuring the other through careless or negligent conduct.
The court-ordered relief to which a successful tort plaintiff is entitled; although the typical remedy in tort cases is compensatory damages, some tort plaintiffs may obtain other remedies, including injunctions and punitive damages.
a special remedy that is sometimes granted to victims of highly culpable torts involving "willful or wanton" misconduct, and that consists of a payment that goes beyond compensation for the victim's losses.
one who commits a tort.
Acts or omissions that the law designates as wrongful and injurious, that give rise to civil liability rather than criminal punishment, and whose wrongfulness is not determined by the terms of an agreement.
a person who suffers an injury by virtue of another's wrongful conduct.
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