Contract & Tort Def Chapter #11

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Contract & Tort Def Chapter #11
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2014-03-19 09:48:14
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Contract & Tort Def Chapter #11
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  1. defence
    the collected facts and method adopted by a defendant to protect against and counter a plaintiff’s action
  2. discoverability rule
    a rule that allows plaintiffs to sue outside the limitation period where the information needed to support a suit was unavailable within that period
  3. limitation period
    a period defined by statute within which a plaintiff must commence his or her claim
  4. mitigating factor
    a defence available to a defendant who was provoked into committing an alleged tort in which the court still finds the defendant liable, but may reduce the damages to reflect the plaintiff’s share of fault
  5. provocation
    a defence available to a defendant who was faced with a sudden act or an insult that would make a reasonable person lose self-control
  6. self-defence
    justifiable self-protection when a person reasonably perceives a threat and responds in a reasonable manner
  7. waiver
    1. a voluntary agreement to relinquish a right, such as a right under a contract 2. a form of express written consent

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