*Business Law* Chapter 5 Torts and Cyber Torts
Basis of Tort Law
A tort is a civil, legal injury to a person or property caused by a breach of a legal duty.
Plaintiff (the injured party) sues the Defendant (the Tortfeasor) for damages.
Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Ethics can be defined as the study of what constitutes right or wrong behavior.
Business ethics focuses on how moral and ethical principles are applied in the business context.
The law reflects societys con
Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution
1. The role of the courts in the American government is to interpret and apply the law.
2. Through the process of judicial reviewdetermining the constitutionality of lawsthe judicial
branch acts as a che
Business and Its Legal Environment
The Nature of Law
Law is a body of enforceable rules governing relationships among individuals and between
individuals and their society.
Three important schools of legal thought:
Natural law tradition.
Chapter 6 Criminal Law and Cyber Crime
Civil and Criminal Law
Civil law is the whole body of law that includes, among others, contracts and torts.
Criminal law deals with offenses against society as a whole, punished by jail and/or fines.
Civil vs. Crimin
Constitutional Authority to Regulate Business
The Constitutional Powers of Government
The U.S. Constitution established a federal form of government, in which
government powers are shared by the national government and the state