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20 Cards in this Set

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civil wrong that interferes with one's property or person
Intnetional torts
civil wrong that results from intentional conduct
negligence f
failure to exercise due care under the circumstances in conxequence of which harm is prosimately caused to one to whom the defendant owed a duty to exercise due care
strict liability
civil wrong for which there is absolute liability because of the ingerent danger in the underlying activity, for example, the use of explosives
false impriosonment
intentional detention of a person without taht person's consent; called the shop-keepers tort with shoplifters are unlafully detained
shopkeeper's privilege
reight of a store owncer to dtain a suspected sholifter based on resonable cause and for a resonable tiem without resulting in liability
intentional infliction of emotional distress
tort that produces mental anguish caused b conduct that exceeds all bounds of decency
invasion of privacy
tort of intentional intrusion into the private affairs of another
untrue statement by one party about another to a third party
defamation of character by spoken words or gestures
written or visual defamation withought legal justification
absolute privilege
complete defenxe against teh tort of defamation as int eh speeches of members of congress ont eh floor and witness in a trial
qualified privilege
media privilge to print inaccurate information without liablilty for defamation, so long as a retraction is printed and there was no malice
slander of title
malicious making of false statemtns as to a seller's title
trade libel
written defamation about a product or service
product disparagement
false statements made about a product or business
contract interference
tort in which a third party interferes iwth other's freeedom to contract
unauthorized action with respect to person or property
when services are not properly rendered in accordance with commonly accepted stadnards; negligence by a professional in performing hes or her skill
contributory negligence
neglignence of the plaintiff that contributes to infury and at common claw bars form recovery fromt he drendant althought he defendant may have been more begligent that the plaintiff