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Unformatted text preview: Torts Definition is circular  A civil wrong, entitling the victim to compensation  Not a crime, though often occurs in connection with one  Recovery is based on the damage to the plaintiff Economical, physical Loss/injury Convert to Dollar amount (hard, but best alternative)  Based on common law Intentional Many specific ones Look at examples in books  Unintentional (2 categories) Negligence-fault involved Accidents/carelessness Unlimited circumstances Very general requirements Strict Liability-fault not an issue Each has its own requirements  Assault  Battery  False imprisonment Usually not in a prison  Intentional Infliction-Emotional Distress Needs to be an extreme behavior/example i.e. prank call about spouse dying Two types: Libel=Written Slander=Spoken (remember because both start with S ...
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