chapter 5

chapter 5

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Term Definition
assault intentional threat to physically or offensively injure another
battery harmful or offensive touching
conversion using property in a manner inconsistent with the owners rights
damages monetary award by the court to a person who has suffered loss or injury because of the act or omission of another
defamation false statement that injures ones reputation
evidence material presented to prove or disprove alleged facts
false imprisonment depriving a person of freedom of movement without consent and without privilege
fraud intentional misrepresentation of an existing important fact
intentional tort tort in which the defendant means to commit the injurious act
invasion of privacy unwelcome and unlawful intrusion into ones private life so as to cause outrage mental suffering or humiliation
judgment final result of a trial
negligence most common tort based on carelessness
strict liability holding a defendant liable without a showing of negligence
subpoena written court order compelling a person to appear and testify
testimony written court order compelling a person to appear and testify statements by witnesses under oath
tort private or civil wrong for which the law grants a remedy
trespass to land
verdict
witness

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