- 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 & InjuriesCategory: If, When & Where to File a LawsuitCategory: Mediation, Arbitration & Collaborative LawCategory: Representing Yourself in CourtCategory: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.