Chapter 4 Homework

1. One person’s interference with another’s rights is called a tort.

2. The element of neglegiance that shows that the plaintiff’s injury was a result of the defendant’s action(s) is called proximate cause.

3. A judge can issue a(n) injunction ordering a person to do or not to do something.

4. A wrong commited by a person who knows and wants the resulting consequences is a(n) intentional tort.

5. If you fail to exercise reasonable care in a situation and thereby cause injury or damage, you may be accused of strict liabiltity

6. The doctrine of negligence states that people who are engaged in extremely dangerous activities may be held liable, even if there was no negligence or evil intent involved.

7. Today, the tort of trespass usually refers to wrongful injury or to interference with the real property of another.

8. The tort of nuisance is anything that interferes with the enjoyment of life or property.

9. The wrongful act of injuring anothers reputation by making false statements is called defemation

10. When the defendant fails to act as a reasonable person would have done in the same situation, a breach of duty takes place.


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