Understanding Law_Tutorual_Part II_Ans

Understanding Law_Tutorual_Part II_Ans - damages - the...

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Understanding Law Tutorial Part II (Answers) Plainti f : - the party who initiates a lawsuit by filing a complaint in court against the defendant(s) demanding damages performance and/or court determination of rights Defendant: - the party sued in a civil lawsuit or the party charged with a crime in a criminal prosecution. In some types of cases (such as divorce) a defendant may be called a respondent
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Sue: - to bring legal action against (a person) for redress of grievances or recovery of a right Appellant: - the party who appeals a (trial) court decision he/she/it has lost Civil Law: - generic term for non-criminal law
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Criminal O f ence: - o f ences against the public and members of the public (which often results in the Public Prosecutor prosecuting the o f ender, and all the procedures connected with charging, trying, sentencing and imprisoning defendants convicted of crimes) Damage / Damages: damage a loss or harm resulting from injury to a person, property or reputation
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Unformatted text preview: damages - the amount of money which a plainti f (the person suing) may be awarded in a lawsuit Judicial Precedent:- a prior reported opinion of higher court will establish the legal rule (authority) in the future on the same legal question decided in the prior judgment (the doctrine that a lower court must follow a precedent is called stare decisis) Statute:- law enacted by the Legislature, i.e. Parliament (Act of Parliament) Common Law:- rules of law that have evolved through court cases over time (as opposed to the ones laid down by the Legislature) Tort:- a civil wrong or wrongful act, whether intentional or accidental, from which injury occurs to another and it includes all negligence cases as well as intentional wrongs which result in harm Evidence:- information presented in court to a judge (or jury) designed to convince them of the truth or falsity of key facts...
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2011 for the course MEDIA LAW 112 taught by Professor Profwong during the Spring '09 term at Temasek Polytechnic.

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