a mistake or failure when someone doesn't use reasonable care.
Explains what is reasonable.
agreement that is enforceable in court. Has to be volutary by both partys. Has to have competence (mental ability to make desicions. Sometimes in writing. Needs consideration or something of value on both sides.
breaks contract or fails to fulfill obligation
conduct or actions show intent
how one persons actions hurt society.
a crime punishable by more then one year in jail.
Fine or up to 1 year in jail
Burden of Proof
person starting the lawsuit (plantiff)
division of government power between the federal and state government
Checks and Balances
procedures to prevent one branch of government from taking too much power.
organizes US government limits what government can do.
government does something it is not allowed to do under constitution.
law created by legislative branch
applys to town/city law, zoning
laws created by agencies (group created by legislative branch to make laws about a specific topic.
laws created by judges
how individuals act toward each other.
how individuals act toward society
when a person has been intentionally injured by another
threat of harm
Defamation of Charactor
hurting someones reputation or lying
Deceitful practice that deprives another person of their rights.