tort damages

Assault and Battery

Overview

Assault and battery exists in both the tort law context and the criminal law context.

Respectively, "assault" and "battery" are separate offenses. However, they often occur together, and that occurrence is referred to as "assault and...

Assumption of Risk

Potential plaintiffs sometimes take the risk of injury onto themselves and absolve potential defendants from any liability. Formerly, this was an affirmative defense available to defendants, but has since been subsumed by contributory and comparative...

Attractive Nuisance

Definition

A dangerous condition on a landowner’s property that may attract children onto the land and may involve risk or harm to their safety. Because child trespassers may not appreciate the risks that the dangerous condition poses, landowners...

Attractive Nuisance Doctrine

A doctrine in tort law under which a landowner may be liable for injuries to children who trespass on land if the injury results from a hazardous object or condition on the land that is likely to attract children who are unable to appreciate the risk...

Award

Definition

A final judgment or decision. The centerpiece of an award is usually a declaration that one party owes another a certain amount of money. Although the term often refers to the decisions of arbitrators and juries, it can also refer to the...

bait and switch

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA dishonest sales practice in which a business advertises a bargain price for an item in order to draw customers in and then tells the prospective buyer that the advertised item is of poor quality or no...

breach of promise

Although not actionable in most jurisdictions, it is a breach of a promise to marry another; in other words it is a broken engagement. It is a tort against the breaching party, traditionally the male, by the jilted bride or her family.

business invitee

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA person who enters commercial premises for the purpose of doing business. A business is liable to a business invitee for injury caused by dangerous conditions of the premises, such as wet floors.

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Calumny

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary(cal-um-nee) Maliciously misrepresenting another's words or acts, causing injury to that person's reputation; or falsely charging another with a crime.

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Care

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryAttention, prudence, having responsibilty for. Care is the opposite of negligence and a person exercising reasonable care cannot be liable for injuries that occur as a result of that person's actions.

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