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BATTERY
The intentional touching of another person in a way that is unwanted or offensive.
COMPARATIVE NEGLIGENCE
A rule of tort law that permits a plaintiff to recover even when the defendant can show that the plaintiff's own conduct contributed in some way to her harm.
CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE
A rule of tort law that permits a negligent defendant to escape liability if she can demonstrate that the plaintiff's own conduct contributed in any way to the plaintiff's harm.
DEFAMATION
The act of injuring someone's reputation by stating something false about her to a third person.
ELEMENT
A fact that a party to a lawsuit must prove in order to prevail.
FALSE IMPRISONMENT
The intentional restraint of another person without reasonable cause and without her consent.
FRAUD
Deception of another person to obtain money or property from her.
INTENTIONAL TORT
An act deliberately performed that violates a legally imposed duty and injures someone.
LIBEL
Libel is defamation done either in writing or by broadcast.
NEGLIGENCE PER SE
Violation of a standard of care set by statute.
PUNITIVE DAMAGES
Money awarded at trial to punish the defendant for conduct that the factfinder considers extreme and outrageous.
RES IPSA LOQUITOR
A doctrine of tort law holding that the facts may imply negligence when the defendant had exclusive control of the thing that caused the harm, the accident would not normally have occurred without negligence, and the plaintiff played no role in causing the injury.
SINGLE RECOVERY PRINCIPLE
A rule of tort litigation that requires a plaintiff to claim all damages, present and future, at the time of trial, not afterward.
SLANDER
Slander is defamation done orally.
STRICT LIABILITY
A tort doctrine holding to a very high standard all those who engage in ultrahazardous activity or who manufacture certain products.
TORT
A civil wrong, committed in violation of a duty that the law imposes.
Tortious interference with a contract
A civil wrong, committed in violation of a duty that the law imposes.
Tortious interference with a prospective advantage
Conduct that is lawful yet unusual and much more likely to cause injury than normal commercial activity.
Assault
OCCURS WHEN A DEFENDANT DOES SOME ACT THAT MAKES A PLAINTIFF FEAR AN IMMINENT BATTERY.