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Agent
People authorized to act
Cybertort
a tort associated with a computer
Doctrine of Charitable Immunity
charitable institutions can not be sued for the wrongdoings of their agents or employees that occurred in the course of the charitable activity
Doctrine of Respondeat Superior
Masters can be held responsible for the torts of their servants committed within the scope of employment
Doctrine of Sovereign Immunity
Makes a government body immune from tort liability unless the government agrees to be held liable
Good Samaritan statutes
Physicians, nurses, and certain other medical personnel will not be liable for negligent acts that occur when they voluntarily, without a fee, render emergency care or treatment outside of the ordinary course of their practice
Immune
exempt
Imputed Liability
A situation when one person is held responsible for the torts committed by another person
Joint Liability
Liability under which all joint tortfeasors must be named as defendants in a lawsuit
Joint Tortfeasors
two or more people who participate in the commission of a tort
Master
Employer
Principal
Person who authorizes others to act for them
Right of Contribution
Regulation whereby one joint tortfeasor required to pay more than his/her share to injured party may sue the other joint tortfeasor for the excess
Servant
Employee
Several Liability
Liability under which joint tortfeasors may be sued separately for the wrongdoing
Tort
A wrong against an individual ;
from Latin tortus meaning twisted
Tortfeasor
The one who commits the tort