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Chapter 6 Torts and Cyber Torts  1
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2 §1: Basis of Tort Law Doing business today involves risks, both legal and financial. A tort is a civil injury designed to provide compensation for injury to a legally protected, tangible or intangible, interest. There are intentional and unintentional (negligence) torts.
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3 §2: Intentional Torts Against Persons and Business Relationships The person committing the tort, the Tortfeasor or Defendant, must “intend ” to commit the act. Intend means: Tortfeasor intended the consequences of her act; or She knew with substantial certainty that certain consequences would result.
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4 Types of Intentional Torts Assault and Battery. False Imprisonment. Infliction of Emotional Distress. Defamation. Invasion of Privacy. Business Torts.
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5 Assault and Battery ASSAULT is an intentional, unexcused act that: Creates a reasonable apprehension or fear of, Immediate harmful or offensive contact. NO CONTACT NECESSARY. BATTERY is the completion of the Assault: Intentional or Unexcused. Harmful, Offensive or Unwelcome.
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6 Defenses to Consent. Self-Defense (reasonable force). Defense of Others (reasonable force). Defense of Property.
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7 False Imprisonment False Imprisonment is the intentional: Confinement or restraint. Of another person’s activities. Without justification. Merchants may reasonably detain customers if there is probable cause.
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8 Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress An intentional act that is: Extreme and outrageous, that Results in severe emotional distress in another. Most courts require some physical symptom or illness.
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9 Defamation Right to free speech is constrained by duty we owe each other to refrain from making false statements. Orally breaching this duty is slander ; breaching it in print or media is libel .
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Defamation Gravamen of defamation is the “publication” of a false statement that holds an individual up to hatred, contempt or ridicule in the community. Publication requires communication
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Student ppt Chapt 6 - Chapter 6 Torts and Cyber Torts 1 1:...

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