Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Regulating Health Care
Lecture:Branches of Government and the Configuration of the U.S. Judicial System
Slide content:General Classification: Private Law 6.1 Figure: Two important sub classifications of civil law are contract law and tort law (OHSU, 2010). 14
Slide notes:Two important sub-classifications of civil law are contract law and tort law. Contract law involves disputes that arise out of agreements that people have made with one another. Sometimes, disputes arise from interactions about which there was no previous agreement. The basis for resolving these disputes is called tort law. This type of law concerns how reasonable people are expected to interact with each another. The rest of this diagram is explained in the next few slides. 14