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Two basic kinds of law

Public law


Private law (Civil Law)

Goals of our legal system

Fairness


Recognize individual rights and freedoms


Protection of weaker groups


Give effect to social policies


Be flexible, reasonable, and adaptable

Define tort

Civil wrong




Outside of contract


Causes injury or loss by doing something below an acceptable standard





5 vital parts of a contract

Agreement


Consideration


Capacity


Consent/intention


Legality

Tort-feasor

Defendant


Party who committed wrong

Tortee

Plaintiff


Party experienced loss/injury

Duty of care

Responsibility to take reasonable care to ensure loss/injury doesn't occur


Avoid acts or omissions one can reasonably foresee would cause injury/damage

Assault

An action that makes another fear harm


Threat of harm


Unwelcome touching

Battery

Touching of another person with intent to harm


Harm without intent


Without consent

Trespass

Going onto another persons property without permission or authority to do so


Includes throwing/placing objects onto another's property