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Unformatted text preview: If Mr. Courvoisier thought that a rioter could have posed significant harm had the approaching man been a rioter and not a police officer, and had Courvoisier really not been able to tell that the approaching man as a police officer, then this would be excusable as it was truly a mistake, and the defendant (Mr. Courvoisier) would have been entitled to a judgement. Legal Definition of assault- the threat of violence caused by an immediate show of force, the act of actually hitting someone is legally termed battery . Defense : Mr. Courvoisier jewelry store owner. Verdict : Depends on the facts, need to be clarified. Law and Economics Notes :...
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- Fall '07