Contract & Tort Def Chapter #10

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  1. absolute privilege
    a defence against defamation for statements made in a court or parliament, or between spouses
  2. abuse of process
    • malicious use of the court process for an improper purpose
    • assault : the intentional creation of the apprehension of imminent harmful or offensive contact
  3. bailee
    the party who holds or stores goods for another
  4. bailment
    an agreement between parties that one will store the goods of the other
  5. bailor
    the party who has handed over goods for storage to another
  6. battery
    any non-consensual physical contact or touching by the defendant to the plaintiff’s physical person
  7. chattels
    possessions other than land
  8. conspiracy
    an agreement between or among parties to deceive, mislead, or defraud others of their legal rights, or to gain an unfair advantage
  9. conversion
    wrongful possession that includes exercise of rights of ownership, preventing the actual owner from exercising such rights
  10. defamation
    intentional harm to a person’s reputation in the community
  11. detinue
    wrongful possession of a chattel that belongs to another
  12. fair comment
    a defence against defamation used by individuals and organizations whose mandate is the dissemination of information to the public
  13. false imprisonment
    confinement within a fixed boundary of a person against that person’s will
  14. fraud
    1. intentional misrepresentation that causes another to suffer damages; also called deceit 2. false or misleading allegations for the purpose of inducing another to part with something valuable or to give up some legal right 3. a tort and/or crime based on deception for the purpose of profit
  15. fraudulent concealment
    deliberate hiding, non-disclosure, or suppression of a fact or circumstance with intent to deceive or defraud in a contractual arrangement
  16. fraudulent misrepresentation
    1. a false statement that the maker knows is false, made to induce a party to enter into a contract 2. intentional fraud that causes another to enter into a contract
  17. inducing breach of contract
    ntentional incitement to terminate a contract prematurely
  18. intellectual property
    legal rights that result from intellectual activity in the industrial, scientific, literary, and artistic fields
  19. intentional infliction of mental suffering
    an act or (false or misleading) statement that is calculated to cause mental anguish, results in a disturbance in the plaintiff’s health, and is capable of being diagnosed or confirmed by a physician
  20. intentional tort
    a tort that, once proved, is presumed to have been deliberately committed
  21. libel
    making a defamatory statement by publishing or broadcasting it.
  22. malicious prosecution
    initiation of a criminal proceeding with malicious intent for no reasonable or probable cause
  23. nominal damages
    ow amount of token damages awarded to acknowledge the wrong done to the plaintiff
  24. psychological confinement
    barrier-free confinement of a person against his or her will
  25. qualified privilege
    a defence against defamation for statements made while fulfilling a duty
  26. slander
    making an oral defamatory statement
  27. slander of goods
    false or misleading statements intended to decrease a competitor’s market share
  28. slander of title
    false or misleading statements intended to deter another from entering into a transaction.
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Contract & Tort Def Chapter #10
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Def Chapter 10
Def Chapter #10
Contract & Tort Def Chapter #10
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