CHAPTER 5-Intentional Torts and Business Torts

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CHAPTER 5-Intentional Torts and Business Torts TRUE/FALSE 1. A tort is a violation of a duty imposed by the civil law. 2. The First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech is an absolute right. 3. Public officials and public figures receive less protection from defamation than ordinary people. 4. Opinion is generally a valid defense in a defamation lawsuit because it is not meant to be a factual statement. 5. In order for a plaintiff to win a case involving intentional infliction of emotional distress, she must prove the defendant acted in an extreme and outrageous manner. 6. If Gloria threw a rock which hit Merle, she is liable for an intentional tort of battery only if she intended to injure or harm Merle. 7. Lori works for Big Corporation as an "at will" employee. Richard, owner of a small store, offers to pay Lori much more money if she will leave Big Corp and work for his store. When Lori starts to work for Richard, Big Corp correctly claims Richard is liable for tortious interference with a contract. 8. A salesclerk at Braybon's Department Store observed a customer remove a ring from a display case and put it in her purse. In most states, Braybon's will be able to detain the customer for suspicion of shoplifting. 9. Dewayne sold a space heater to Vivian, telling her it would heat a 200-square-foot area, even though he knew it would effectively heat only about one third of that space. Dewayne is liable for the intentional tort of fraud. 10. Working out some frustrations after a bad game, Jessica angrily hits a baseball and then sees it is flying toward the umpire. She yells, “Watch out!” The umpire ducks and the ball misses him. Since there was no physical contact, no assault or battery occurred. 11. Punitive damages are intended to punish the defendant for conduct that is extreme and outrageous. 12. Krista, the Director of Advertising at Trein, Inc., approved a series of magazine advertisements using a close-up photograph of celebrity look-alike models driving a train engine with the slogan, “Get on Board with Trein.” Each ad included a signature, meant to look like that celebrity’s autograph. Since in most cases, these “autographs” are not legible, this series of ads does not commit any tort. 13. False Imprisonment is the intentional restrain of a person for any reason. 14. An intensely negative opinion cannot be defamation. 15. To defame Mayor Parker you would have to have actual malice.
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