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Chapter_7 - Chapter7 IntentionalTorts Torts

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Chapter 7 Intentional Torts
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BLaw 3305: Chapter 7 2 Torts Tort law is any wrong, excluding breaches  of contract or criminal law, where a  wrongful act is committed on a person or  his property. Some torts are also crimes and other acts  create only torts not crimes.  In a tort action the plaintiff sues to recover  compensation for the injury sustained as a  result of defendant’s wrongful conduct. 
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BLaw 3305: Chapter 7 3 Torts Tort law is divided into 3 parts:  1. Intentional  2. negligent  3. without fault (strict liability) 
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BLaw 3305: Chapter 7 4 Interference with the Person  1. Assault and Battery   2. False Imprisonment   3. Infliction of Emotional Distress   4. Interference with Right of Dignity  
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BLaw 3305: Chapter 7 5 Assault and Battery Assault— Threat of contact  Battery— Contact occurs (physical  indignity to body)  Elements of assault and battery   Intent to make physical contact or create  apprehension of contact.  Injury or apprehension of injury must be  closely related to the act 
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BLaw 3305: Chapter 7 6 Defenses to Assault and Battery In addition to statute of limitations, one may  counter act with Self-Defense. Self-defense—The defense of one’s person  reasonably necessary under circumstances.  Courts hold if one can safely retreat, he must  rather than using deadly force.  Cannot use as much force when defending  property because the threat is less 
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BLaw 3305: Chapter 7 7 False Imprisonment Elements   Defendant confined or restrained plaintiff
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2010 for the course BL 3305 taught by Professor Nunley during the Fall '09 term at Baylor.

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Chapter_7 - Chapter7 IntentionalTorts Torts

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