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Malicious Prosecution
 
People who attempt to redress their grievances against others in court sometimes bring actions against the wrong people by mistake or intentionally. In certain circumstances, a defendant may recover against the plaintiff who improperly brought him to court.More...
 
Defamation of a Public Figure
 
A lawsuit for defamation has the following basic elements: (1) making a false statement; (2) about a person; (3) to others; and (4) actual damages (if the harm to the person is not apparent). There is a fifth element when the person is a public official or public figure. In such a case, the person who made the statement has to have made it with a known or reckless disregard of the truth. This article discusses the fifth element for defamation of a public official or public figure.More...
 
Tort Liability for Violation of a Legislative Provision
 
If a legislative provision protects a certain class of persons by prohibiting or by requiring certain conduct, a person may commit a tort by violating that legislative provision, even if the legislative provision does not include a remedy for the violation. An injured member of that class of persons may be entitled to a tort action against the violator.More...
 
The Duty of Children
 
Generally, the law requires a person to exercise the degree of care that a reasonably prudent person would exercise under the same circumstances. This is called "the duty of reasonable care." A person who breaches his duty of reasonable care is guilty of negligence.More...
 
Malicious Prosecution
 
It should be obvious that the purpose of the criminal justice system is to bring criminals to justice. Unfortunately, people sometimes try to use the criminal justice system for improper purposes, such as revenge. As one would expect, using the criminal justice system solely for improper purposes is prohibited by law. The personal injury lawsuit that addresses improper criminal prosecution is known as malicious prosecution.More...
 
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