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Chapter 6 Personal Injury II


Defensestrategy used to proce a defendant is not guilty
Intentional TortThe defendant intended either the injury.
AssaultA threat to physically injure another.
BatteryTouching in a harmful way.
ConversionStealing or destroying anothers property inconsistant with the owner's rights.
FraudIntentional misrepresentation of facts causing financial injury.
NegligenceTort caused by carelessness.
DamagesMonetary award to injured party to compensate for loss.
TestimonyStatements made by witnesses under oath.
SubpoenaA written order by the judge commanding a witness to appear in court to give testimony.
Punitive damagesMeant to punish the person who committed the tort.
One person responsible for another's tort.Parent of a minor or an employer.
TortA private or civil wrong against an individual.
Trespass to landEntering another's property without permission.
"Reasonable -person" StandardA person must act with the care,and good judgment of a reasonable person.
VerdictThe jury's decision in a trial.
JudgmentThe final result of a trial rendered by the judge.

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