Week 2 Practice Questions

Week 2 Practice Questions - P ROFESSOR P ALMER T ORTS I...

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Unformatted text preview: P ROFESSOR P ALMER T ORTS I QUESTIONS W EEK 2 1. John throws a brick that hits Sally. John says he meant to throw the brick but didnt mean for it to hit Sally or anyone else. The jury believes John. Has John committed battery? No because he did not intend to bring about consequences 2. Barbara was a model. She was standing between two mannequins wearing clothes which were similar to the clothes on the mannequins. Ruth, believing that there were three mannequins and no human being, threw a stick that hit Barbara. Has Ruth committed a battery? Yes. (Ranson v. Kitner) Because he intended to commit trespass to chattel, which is transferred intent. 3. Tina, a 3 year old child, throws a stick at Tim, another 3 year old. The stick hits Tim in the eye causing serious injury. Could Tina be responsible for an intentional tort of battery? Explain your answer. Yes because age doesnt matter 4. In the above situation involving Tina and Tim, Tims attorney wants to introduce an expert on child behavior.In the above situation involving Tina and Tim, Tims attorney wants to introduce an expert on child behavior....
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2009 for the course TORTS 106 taught by Professor Palmer during the Spring '08 term at McMaster University.

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