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Chapter 09 Torts and Product Liability1. Conversion occurs when a party interferes with the ________ of another's property.
________________________________________2. Store management may detain a suspected shoplifter without liability for false
imprisonment based on the concept of ______. ________________________________________3. Jennifer is having a party and has invited her friends to her home. These social guests would be legally classified as ______. ________________________________________4. Every time you hit the delete button on your new computer you get a small electrical shock. Your friends with the same computer are suffering the same problem. These computers have a ________ defect. ________________________________________5. Lost revenue or profits, whether actual or potential is called ________ harm. ________________________________________6. Violations of safety statutes are sometimes referred to as negligence ______. ________________________________________7. When a seller makes a representation of fact about a product this is known as an ________ warranty. ________________________________________8. The loss of marital relations and spousal companionship is called loss of ______.
9. Laws that impose liability on liquor stores and bars are called ________ laws.
________________________________________10. ________ is typically defined as intentionally committing a wrongful act with intent to harm. ________________________________________11. Courts are bound by the Restatement of Torts once published. True False12. The case of Mattisonv. Johnstonheld that competition is not a valid excuse to break a restrictive covenant that was created to avoid just such practices and that inducing someone to break a restrictive covenant is tortious conduct. 13. Ms. Bobbin, your ethics teacher, is a first year professor, just out of school and she is very tough and demanding. You've done poorly on the first two tests and you think it's her fault. Someone tells you that she has a criminal past and without verification, you spread this allegation. In fact, Ms. Bobbin has been a model citizen and never broken thelaw. As a result of your actions, she is put on probation pending an investigation. She cannot sue for defamation because as a professor, she is a public figure and your conduct was intentional but not a careless disregard of the truth or with malice. 14. Mike goes to his local bike shop to buy a cyclometer (measures speed, distance, etc.). He tells the salesman that he wants the best cyclometer on the market and the salesman shows him a cyclometer and states that particular brand and model was actually used by some participants in the 2010 Tour de France bicycle race and is the best Mike can buy. Mike buys the cyclometer. As it turns out, 8 of the 189 riders indeed used the brand and model bought by Mike, with the other 181 using varying other brands and models. In actuality, there is no acknowledged top brand and model and use is subject to personal tastes. The salesman has committed a fraudulent misrepresentation stating that the brand and model sold to Mike was the best.