Flashcards in March 14 Exam Deck (48)
IOLTA stands for
interest on lawyers trust account
Who get the IOLTA money in Texas?
Texas State Bar then to the indigent for legal assistance
What are the four elements of a negligence tort?
duty of reasonable care
breach of duty of reasonable care
injury to plaintiff
breach that caused injury to plaintiff
What "test" requires that a plaintiff prove by a preponderance of that evidence that if it hadn't been for the defendant's negligent act, the plaintiff would not have been injured?
If that test fails, then what test does the court apply?
substantial factor test
Punitive damages are designed to
punish or penalize the defendant
Compensatory damages are divided into two categories
economic and non-economic
Punitive damages are sometimes called
Someone who commits a tort is called a
Negligence is a failure to exercise
duty of reasonable care
Landowners owe a duty of __________________ to people who are invited to come on their land.
Explain the Discovery Rule.
SoL begins when the plaintiff discovers the injury
Under what circumstances do merchant protection statutes apply?
reasonable suspicion to stop
detain for reasonable amount of time
_________________ is a complete defense to defamation.
If a defamatory statement is oral, it's called _____________________. If it is written it is called _____________.
Proximate cause has to do with the _________________________ of the risk of the accident that caused the injury.
Res Ipsa Loquitur means
the thing speaks for itself
Explain partial comparative negligence
it is the apportioned amount of fault assigned to each party. If the plaintiff is shown to be over 50% responsible then s/he receives nothing.
All parties in the chain of distribution are ____________________ for injuries caused by a defective product.
The unauthorized and offensive or harmful touching of someone may constitute the civil tort of
The threat of immediate physical harm may constitute the civil tort of
Intentional confinement or restraint of another person without justification may constitute the civil tort of
If someone uses my photo to sell their shampoo, and they don't have my permission to do so, that may constitute the civil tort of
misappropriation of the right to publicity
IIED stands for
intentional infliction of emotional distress
Two broad categories of property are personal property and
An unintentional tort is called a
How an objective, careful, and conscientious person would have acted in the same circumstance is called the
reasonable person standard
Landowner liability depends on the status of the visitor. What are the three categories of visitors?
invitees, licensee, trespassor
Explain contributory negligence.
If the plaintiff is partially at fault for the injury, s/he cannot recover against the negligent defendant.