Worksheet 4.1 - The basic purpose of tort law is to punish...

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The basic purpose of tort law is to punish criminal wrongdoers.FalseCompensatory Damages: Intended to compensate or reimburse a plaintiff for actual losses.General Damages: Intended to compensate individuals (but not companies) for the nonmonetary aspects of the harm suffered from a tort, such as pain and suffering. Punitive Damages: Awarded in tort cases to punish the wrongdoer and to deter others from similar wrongdoing.Special Damages: Intended to compensate the plaintiff for quantifiable monetary losses, such as medical expenses. Steps toward tort reform in the federal government and a number of states include all of the following except:Increasing the burden of proof in negligence casesWhich of the following are the two broad classifications of torts? Select two.Unintentional tortsIntentional tortsBecause an intentional tort requires intent, a harmful motive is required.FalseA person who commits a tort is known as a:tortfeasor

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