Week 10 Definitions Worksheet Answers Updated.docx - Torts I Black Letter Law for Week 10 1 What is an intervening act A legally-foreseeable consequence

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Torts I Black Letter Law for Week 10 1. What is an intervening act? A legally-foreseeable consequence of what happened. 2. What are the two types of intervening acts? Intervening and Superseding-Intervening. 3. Provide a factual example of when an intervening act might be considered a superseding cause. Defendant maliciously throws a match into gasoline that negligently leaked from defendant’s railroad tanker, which results in an explosion. 4. Provide a factual example of when an intervening act might be considered foreseeable. D strikes P in her car. P is taken to the hospital and is misdiagnosed by the doctor.
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Unformatted text preview: It is legally foreseeable that the doctor could commit malpractice. 5. Explain the Rescue Doctrine. Allows an injured rescuer to sue the party which caused the danger requiring the rescue in the first place. To achieve rescuer status, one must demonstrate: (1) defendant was negligent to person rescued and such negligence caused the peril or appearance of peril to person rescued, (2) peril or appearance of was imminent, (3) reasonably prudent person would have concluded such peril or appearance of existed, and (4) rescuer acted with reasonable care in effectuating the rescue....
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