Week 7 Business Law.docx - In this paper I will be discussing the different legal claims Patty can potentially file against Cash Mart ACME Corporation

Week 7 Business Law.docx - In this paper I will be...

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In this paper I will be discussing the different legal claims Patty can potentially file against Cash Mart, ACME Corporation, as well as Gerry. I plan to elaborate on each specific claim that Patty can file, what negligence was present, and what blame if any; can be placed on Patty herself. In many cases there isn't enough evidence present to support a claim. I want to directly address Patty's concerns. By the end of my paper I hope to fill in each one.The first tort that is present is defamation, specifically slander which is an intentional tort. The security guard accuses Patty of shoplifting, simply because she is in a hurry to leave the store. He didn't see her take anything, nor does he have any reason to believe that she committed a crime. He has no evidence to support his claim at all, which in turn makes it a falsity. This accusation became slander when he went to tell another person before providing any facts. The statement is then communicated to the manager of the store. This entire encounter has caused injury to her reputation and put her job in jeopardy.False imprisonment is the intentional restraint of another person without reasonable cause and without consent. The security guard forcibly escorts Patty to a room in the back of the store where he threatens her with jail time. Normally, a store may detain a person legally for up to 20 minutes if they are suspected of stealing. The security guard leaves Patty Plaintiff in the room for an hour, which she never consented to in the first place until the manager comes in and apologizes. She is falsely imprisoned. She can legally file a claim against the store for this tort.As a whole Cash Mart can be held directly accountable for a lot of Patty’s discomfort. An employee who is under direct contract with them has caused Patty’s issues. Then he went on to falsely accuse or make afraudulent statement against her without any further investigation. It would’ve been totally understandable to call it a misunderstanding if he would have merely investigated it. Instead he later falsely imprisoned her by placing her in a room for over an hour which is illegal. He didn’t look for any evidence to support his claim or anything, only added more fuel to the fire.
Now we veer into the injuries caused by Gerry Golfer’s flying golf ball. Patty unknowingly is struck by a

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