Chapter 8 Torts - Chapter 8 Torts Basic Concepts.tort –...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 8 Torts Basic Concepts ........................................tort – other than breach of contract. may be crime. ................................................1) Intentional – deliberate actions causing injury ................................................2) Negligence – failure to use reasonable care ................................................3) Strict Liability – imposed without intent or negligence. Intentional Torts ....................................1) desire to bring about result, or 2) substantially likely to Assault................................................immediate “apprehension” of harm. Battery................................................unwanted touching without consent or justification ................................................ Offensive suffices, injury not required. Infliction of Mental Distress..............extreme outrageous intentional conduct likely to cause distress ................................................ Not insults and indignity of day to day conflicts ................................................ Otherwise every employee/student has a lawsuit ................................................ some courts liberal: collections harassment, see kid killed Invasion of privacy............................ Appropriation ..............................use another’s name/likeness, eg endorsement or credit Intrusion.......................................test: highly objectionable to reasonable person, paparazzi, ................................................ invasion of premises, phoning Public disclosure of private facts….true facts but disclosure highly objectionable to reasonable ................................................ person. Holds person out to shame, ridicule. False Imprisonment............................intentional unjustified confinement of non-consenting person. ................................................ Shoplifter detention ok if reasonable as to suspicion, ................................................ use of force and length of confinement. (blocking exit) Malicious Prosecution........................cause an arrest without good grounds (aka false arrest) Trespass..............................................enter another’s land without consent or remain after told to go. ................................................ Can be a crime. (old English included injury to person) Conversion.........................................converting another’s property to your use. Theft – wrongfully ................................................ come into possession. Conversion – includes rightful ....................................................
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