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Chapter 2 Study GuideCourt holdings?They are legally binding principle established by the case. They are precedent insubsequent cases.Dicta?They are other statements/ non-law made by judges. They do not directly address the specific factsof the issues of the case. It is an opinion, not legally binding in later court decisions. They provide non-essential and additional information about the case.What is the cap on medical malpractice recoveries of damages?Regardless of the amount of medicalbills the plaintiff has, the maximum amount he or she can recover is $2.3 million dollars right now.Tort liability?This arises when a person commits a wrongful act.Tortfeasor?The person who commits a tort.
What is a Tort?
What is Negligence?
Civil- who brings the action?
Civil- What is the wrongful act being addressed?
Civil- Who is concerned?

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