Failure to use reasonable care
In order to be held liable for defamation, a person must make a false statement about another person that causes the person to suffer harm. A true statement, even if offensive, is not considered to be defamation.
The defense to a charge of negligence that prevents ANY recovery of monetary damages due to someone else's negligence if you were also negligent is called:
Assumption of Risk
In the United States, employees -- even so-called "employees at will" -- cannot be fired for reasons that violate a fundamental public policy, such as for refusing to perform an act that the law prohibits.
Which of the following is NOT a requirement for all contracts?
Acceptance of the offer
Mutuality of obligation
Written signatures of both contracting parties
"Failure to use reasonable care" or "doing something which a reasonably prudent person would not do, or failing to do something which a reasonably prudent person would do under like circumstances" are both ways of defining:
Invasion of Privacy
Which of the following is NOT a reason why a contract may be declared unenforceable?
The contract had an illegal act as its subject matter
One of the parties to the contract was 12 years-old
A home-buyer was told by the seller that the house was termite-free, when in fact it was not
The consideration for the contract consisted solely of mutual promises by both parties, rather than any payment
Company A entered into a contract to sell 20 barrels of its flour to Company B and a natural disaster wiped out Company A's entire stock of flour before the sale could be completed
A well-known author is hired by a company to write a mystery novel. The author worked exclusively on the novel while at work every day and spent one year writing the novel. In this case it is more likely that a court would rule that the rights to the novel belong to:
both the author and the company jointly
neither the author nor the company
A defamatory statements made by way of a transitory (non-fixed) representation, such as an oral (spoken) representation, is an example of:
The "wrongdoer" in a tort case is called:
the "Tortious Actor"
the "Tort Generator"
Websites such as YouTube that host third-party content are always liable for any and all defamatory content posted by the website's users.