1L Torts Law
Home > Preview
The flashcards below were created by user
on FreezingBlue Flashcards.
A civil wrong, which does not arise from a contract, for which the law provides a remedy.
Byproduct of states; thus 50 different state tort systems
Three principles to pathway for recovery of tort liability are:
a) Intentional Torts
b) Negligence—Conduct creates an unreasonable risk of causing harm
c) Strict Liability—Conduct neither intentional nor negligent but subjected to SL b/c of public policy
Damages in tort law are the following:
a) Nominal damages-- recognize the plaintiff had a legal right violated
b) Compensatory (actual) damages-- goal of making the plaintiff whole (i.e. lost wages, medical expenses)
c) Punitive damages-- soley to punish the defendant
What would you like to do?
Home > Flashcards > Print Preview