Essentials of Torts

Criminal Justice

Quiz 17 :

Survival and Wrongful Death

Quiz 17 :

Survival and Wrongful Death

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MATCHING -decedent's assets and debts
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In a tort action that survives the death of the victim (from a cause other than the commission of that tort), the survival action is a new action independent of the one the decedent would have had if he or she had survived.
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MATCHING -"pure" death action
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At common law, why was it cheaper for the tortfeasor to kill the victim than to maim him or her?
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A survival action ________
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MATCHING -caused by a tort
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Under modern statutory law, what personal torts survive in most states when death is not caused by those torts?
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Distinguish between personal property and real property.
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Wrongful death is any death caused by a tort or other wrong.
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What are the two main methods used by states to allow recovery for wrongful death?
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Under modern statutory law, what personal property torts and what real property torts survive when death is not caused by those torts?
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Common law is statutory law in the absence of judge-made law.
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MATCHING -continuation of a cause of action after the death of the victim or of the alleged wrongdoer
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MATCHING -capable of being touched or seen
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MATCHING -wrongful damage to movable property
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MATCHING -judge-made law
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MATCHING -pertaining to money
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What actions survive the death of a decedent whose death was not caused by the defendant? ________.
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All tort actions today survive the death of the victim or alleged tortfeasor.
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MATCHING -one who has committed a tort
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