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12 Cards in this Set

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you don't actually have to hit the person. threat to harm someone or giving them the impression that you will hurt them is assault
is when someone hits you and you haven't given them permission, acutal contact not necessary
oral defamation
written defamation
can pol. or famous individuals sue for defamation
only if they can prove malice
untrue comments about a service, product or reputation of a business
intentional fraud
the person made a false presentation and knew it was false and did it anyway. Party then relies on misrepresentation and is actually injured.
causation in fact
the defendant's negligent action must be actual cause of negligence
proximate causation
fault limited to a certain pt in the damage chain. the test is foreseeability
negligence per se
violation of a statute that proximately causes an injury. unjury must be covered in statute and person must be one be of a protected class.
res ipsa loquitor
the thing speaks for itself. were it not for the defendant the event wouldn't have occured. injury only occurred due to someone being negligent.
strict libability
your considered guilty regardless of whether you're at fault.