Case Brief Presentation - the defendant breached the duty...

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Negligence: the failure to exercise the standard of care that a reasonable person would exercise in similar circumstances ELEMENTS OF NEGLIGENCE Duty of Care: the duty of all persons, as established by tort law, to exercise a reasonable amount of care in their dealings with others. Failure to exercise due care, which is normally determined by the “reasonable person standard,” constitutes negligence Reasonable Person: society’s judgement of how an ordinary prudent person should act Breach:
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Unformatted text preview: the defendant breached the duty of care Causation: a sufficient causal connection between the negligent conduct and the resulting harm Damages: the actual loss or harm OTHER KEY TERMS Tort: a civil wrong not arising from a breach of contract. A breach of legal duty that proximately causes harm or injury to another Tortfeasor: one who commits a tort Proximate Cause: an event sufficiently related to a legally recognizable injury to be held the cause of that injury...
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2012 for the course BLAW 210 taught by Professor Mumford during the Spring '08 term at Washington State University .

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