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Chapter 10 101-102 1Define tort and give three original examples of torts Tort- a civil wrong or injury other than breach of contract for which the injured party may seek damages from the wrongdoer Ex car accidents property damages personal possessions 2Why is tort law constantly changing Tort law is constantly changing because society is constantly recognizing the effect of different circumstances and their results Ex Wearing bicycle helmets - recognizing that a helmet does protect again serious head trauma 3Using an original example explain how an offence can be both a crime and a tort Ex Leaving your swimming pool open to the public without proper safety precautions in place 4What is the primary purpose of tort law 5Name the secondary purposes of tort laws The primary purpose of tort laws is to compensate the victim for present and future expenses 103 1What kinds of dollars limits exist for cases tried in Small Claims Court Depending on the province you live in depends on the limit you can claim for It ranges from 1000- 10 000 2List four examples of cases that could be tried in your provinces Small Claims Court Landlord and tenant conflicts consumer complaints unpaid bills recovery of personal property unpaid wages consumer debts and claims for minor car accidents 3Why are juries seldom used in civil suits They are not used because it helps to keep the cost of the court to a minimum 4What types of appeals will the Supreme Court of Canada hear They will only hear cases from the Federal Court of Canada and Provincial Court of Appeal that they believe are of national importance or in which an important issue or question of aw must be decided or interpreted 104 1Explain the meaning of balance of probabilities as it relates to civil actions Balance of probabilities- the degree
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