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  • Torts

    Torts

    Friday, January 19 2007 12:48 PM EST2007-01-19 17:48:23 GMT
    When a person violates his/her duty to others created under general (or statutory) law, a tort has been committed.
  • Negligence

    Monday, January 22 2007 9:08 AM EST2007-01-22 14:08:11 GMT
    A person is negligent when he or she fails to act like the standard "ordinary reasonable person".
  • Comparative Negligence

    Comparative Negligence

    Monday, January 22 2007 9:09 AM EST2007-01-22 14:09:55 GMT
    Comparative negligence comes into play when it is contended that two or more parties failed to perform at the standard of the "ordinary reasonable person".
  • Strict Liability

    Strict Liability

    Monday, January 22 2007 9:11 AM EST2007-01-22 14:11:11 GMT
    Strict liability is a legal doctrine that makes some persons responsible for damages their actions or products cause, regardless of any "fault" on their part.
  • Intentional vs. Negligent

    Intentional vs. Negligent

    Monday, January 22 2007 9:14 AM EST2007-01-22 14:14:17 GMT
    In an intentional tort, the person wants to cause consequences from his/her act or believes that the consequences of the act are reasonably certain to occur
  • Intervening Cause

    Intervening Cause

    Monday, January 22 2007 9:30 AM EST2007-01-22 14:30:29 GMT
    Intervening Cause comes between one act (or failure to act) which alters the natural and continuous series of events that follows.
  • Proximate Cause

    Proximate Cause

    Monday, January 22 2007 9:16 AM EST2007-01-22 14:16:39 GMT
    Proximate cause is the initial act which sets off a natural and continuous sequence of events that produces injury.
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