elements of a case
The component parts of a legal claim or cause of action. To win a lawsuit, a plaintiff must prove every element of a legal claim. For example, here are the elements of a breach of contract claim:
* There was a valid contract.
* The plaintiff performed as specified by the contract.
* The defendant failed to perform as specified by the contract.
* The plaintiff suffered an economic loss as a result of the defendant's breach of contract.
Category: Accidents & Injuries
Category: If, When & Where to File a Lawsuit
Category: Mediation, Arbitration & Collaborative Law
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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