tort damages

Federal Tort Claims Act

Also known as the FTCA. Authorizes private tort actions against the United States where, if the United States were a private person, it would be liable to the claimant according to the law of the place where a particular act or omission occurred.

Feres Doctrine

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA legal doctrine that prevents people who are injured as a result of military service from successfully suing the federal government under the Federal Tort Claims Act. The doctrine comes from the U.S....


Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryThe ability to reasonably anticipate the potential results of an action, such as the damage or injury that may happen if one is negligent or breaches a contract.

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Foreseeable Risk

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA likelihood of injury or damage that a reasonable person should be able to anticipate in a given set of circumstances. Foreseeable risk is a common affirmative defense put up by defendants in lawsuits...

Fraudulent Conveyance

The transfer (conveyance) of title to real property for the express purpose of putting it beyond the reach of a known creditor. In such a case, the creditor may bring a lawsuit to void the transfer.

Fraudulent Misrepresentation


Under contract law, a plaintiff can recover compensatory damages against a defendant when a court finds that the defendant has committed fraudulent misrepresentation. Courts will typically find that a defendant has committed fraudulent...

Fraudulent Transfer Act

State law giving rights to creditors in the event of a fraudulent transfer. Most states have adopted the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act.

Frolic and Detour

Employee conduct that is outside the scope of employment and is undertaken purely for the employee's own benefit. Although an employer is generally liable for the acts of its employees, an employer is not liable for damages employees cause while on a...

Front Pay

Front pay is money awarded for lost compensation that occurs between the time of judgment and reinstatement. It is measured from the date of the trial onward.

See back pay.


Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionarySee: Federal Tort Claims Act

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