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Legal liability

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Legal liability is the legal responsibility a person has for their actions. It includes the responsibility to compensate another person for any harm or damages caused to them.[1] Legal liability includes lawful obligations required by civil actions or torts.[2] It can also include terms set by a contract,[3] taxes, or fines given by government agencies.

To win a civil lawsuit the plaintiff must prove the defendant's legal liability.[3] This requires proving the defendant failed to act in some way that caused harm to the plaintiff. To succeed the plaintiff must also show the connection of how a failure to act caused him or her injury or harm.[3]

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  1. "legal liability". Cambridge Dictionaries Online. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  2. "liability". Black's Law Dictionary/The Law Dictionary. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Liability". Law.com. Retrieved 11 November 2015.