Unit 2 Notes - Unit 2 Notes Tort Law Civil Law Means"wrong in French 4:12:00 PM Harming a neighbor personally or their property Some tort law is

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Unit 2 Notes 23:12 Tort Law Civil Law Means “wrong” in French Harming a neighbor personally or their property Some tort law is criminal meaning you can be sued civilly and then legally;  doesn’t constitute double jeopardy 3 Categories of Tort Law Intentional o A conscience act done with the intent to harm another or know with  substantial certainty that injury to another could result. o Measured against whether a reasonable person would determine if they  acted with intent o Can be: Against Property Trespass If someone trespasses on your property, you owe no duty to the  person. They are liable to you if they damage your property. You can use force, not deadly force, to remove them from your  property. You are possibly liable to trespassers who get injured on your  property with a dangerous condition. Causing something to go onto someone else’s property is  trespassing. You can trespass onto personal property. Attractive nuisance doctrine
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o Created for minors o Exception to no liability to trespassers. o When you have a dangerous condition on your property and  it attracts a minor, you can be sued if it harms them. Conversion Taking someone’s property and suffering damage because of it. Nuisance An act that deprives a rightful owner of use and enjoyment of  their real estate. Against Person Assault – Also a crime in addition to a Tort An act, which creates a reasonable apprehension that physical  harm, is imminent; meaning has to be immediate. Incomplete Batter – committing an assault with a threat and not  actually “assaulting” the person. Battery - Crime Completed Assault The unlawful touching of another against their will. Can be with your own body or by using an object. False Imprisonment - Crime Intentional confinement or restraint of another against their will. Can also be through mere threats alone. Merchant Exception to False Imprisonment o A merchant can detain someone who stole from them to  recover their merchandise for a reasonable period of time for  the police to come and take them away. Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
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An act, which is extreme and outrageous which results in sever  emotional distress. Has to be extreme, not just obscene. Invasion of Privacy If someone intentionally invades your right to be left alone We ask did you have a reasonable expectation of privacy in that  place; if they invaded your privacy, you can sue. Defamation
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course BUL 3130 taught by Professor Tessitore during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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Unit 2 Notes - Unit 2 Notes Tort Law Civil Law Means"wrong in French 4:12:00 PM Harming a neighbor personally or their property Some tort law is

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