tort damages

Due

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary1) Owed as of a specific date.2) Immediately enforceable -- for example, payment is due at time of service.3) Proper, just, or reasonable -- for example, due care.

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Due and Owing

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionarySee: due

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Due Care

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionarySee: reasonable care

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Due Diligence

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryCare or attention to a matter that is sufficient enough to avoid a claim of negligence, though not necessarily exhaustive.

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Duty to Mitigate

The duty of someone who was wronged to make reasonable efforts to limit the resulting harm. A duty to mitigate can apply to the victim of a tort or a breach of contract. Neglecting a duty to mitigate precludes the recovery of damages that could have...

Economic Torts

A bundle of torts including fraud, negligent misrepresentation, interference with contractual relations, interference with prospective advantage, and injurious falsehood.

Eggshell Skull

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA legal rule that a person who causes injury is at fault for all the consequences whether foreseen or not. It is derived from a situation in which a light blow to the head killed an individual, even...

Eggshell Skull Rule

Doctrine that makes a defendant liable for the plaintiff's unforeseeable and uncommon reactions to the defendant's negligent or intentional tort. If the defendant commits a tort against the plaintiff without a complete defense, the defendant becomes...

Emergency Doctrine

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA doctrine that excuses a person from having to act with reasonable care if that person acted with a sudden and urgent need for aid in an emergency.

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Emotional Distress

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionarySuffering in response to an experience caused by the negligence or intentional acts of another; a basis for a claim of damages in a lawsuit brought for such an injury. Originally damages for emotional...

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