Chapter 6 - Shawnae Cristobal Legal Aspects of the Business...

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Shawnae Cristobal Legal Aspects of the Business Process Professor Schulz February 18, 2010 Chapter 6: Torts (1,2,5,9,13) 1. This is a suit for libel (due to the permanence of the utterance, most courts deem broadcasting libel rather than slander). The Massachusetts high court ruled that Fleming could not maintain the action based on these words, because a reasonable person would understand them to be opinion, ridicule, and mere pejorative rhetoric. They are not statements of fact because they could not be proven true or false. A statement like “dictators and Nazis” is not taken literally by anyone. 2. In this case the store security watches Caldwell; accuses her in parking lot of having merchandise in her purse; Caldwell opens her purse; no merchandise is there; guard asks her to come back to the store; they walk around 15 minutes; guard says 6-7 times that he’s seen her shoplift; and then another employee lets Caldwell go. Because of this she
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