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CHAPTER 5 Austin, Texas has passed a local ordinance that provides all motor vehicles must provide at least three feet of clearance when passing a bicycle. Ted is driving his vehicle and accidentally hits Zoey. His actions of violating the local ordinance and hitting Zoey constitute a. assault. b. negligence per se . c. battery. d. negligence. Ethan is larger and stronger than Nate. Ethan threatens to beat Nate, punches Nate in the face, and knocks out Nate's tooth. Nate may bring a lawsuit against Ethan a. for assault and battery. b. only if Nate can prove Ethan's motive. c. for assault only. d. for battery only. Doug obtains permission to be on Nathan's land for one day to hold a four-wheeling event. Doug's truck breaks down, and instead of removing it, he leaves it on Nathan's property for several days after the event. Doug has most likely committed a. no tort. b. trespass to land. c. trespass, but he has a complete defense. d. trespass to personal property. Orson takes Harrison's car without Harrison's permission and without just cause. Orson has probably committed the tort of conversion unless he can show that a. he returned the car undamaged within 24 hours. b. Harrison does not really own the car. c. the car was worth less than $500. d. he mistakenly believed he owned the car. Mark is a famous syndicated radio personality for TalkRadio. He has a distinctive voice and manner of speaking. MoreTalk hires Gordon, who sounds nearly identical to Mark, to host a competing show. MoreTalk encourages Gordon to imitate Mark as closely as possible while on the air. MoreTalk is most likely to be liable for
a. wrongful interference with a business relationship.

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