One who commits an injury, a tort-feasor.
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A tort claim whereby the plaintiff seeks extensive damages from a defendant who, due to negligence, caused the death of a person close to the plaintiff, usually a spouse or close relative.
The damages awarded as part of a wrongful death lawsuit that are designed to compensate a plaintiff for having to live without a deceased person which includes lost earnings, comfort, companionship.
An employment claim, typically discrimination, where an employee was fired for an illegal reason or in breach of an employment agreement.
These words are used in a declaration when in an action for an injury, the motive of the defendant in committing it can be proved, for then his malicious intent ought to be averred. This is sufficiently done if it be substantially alleged, in general terms, as wrongfully intending.
The name of a process issued in the course of proceedings in outlawry, and which immediately precedes the writ of capias agatum. See Exigent, or Exigi Facias.
A writ which was sued out by a widow when the executors of her deceased husband refused to let her have a third part of her late husband’s goods after the debts were paid.
A tax deductible expense, typically referring to a type of depreciation of a business asset.
practice. This writ lies where a party claims the specific recovery of lands and tenements, as issue in tail; or as remainder-man or reversioner, upon the determination of an estate in tail.
practice. This writ lies where, pending an action of replevin, the same distrainor takes, for the same supposed cause, the cattle or goods of the same distrainee. 2. This writ is nearly obsolete, as trespass, which is found to be a pre-ferable remedy, lies for the second taking; and, as the defendant cannot justify, the [...]
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