Synopsis of Tort 2
Synopsis of Tort Cases
A tort is a wrong that has been done to someone. Tort law provides remedies for civil
wrongs that do not involve contracts (Cheeseman, 2010). For example, if someone is peacefully
sitting down while enjoying a coffee at a local coffee shop and another patron purposefully hits
this person sitting down, tort law can be used in this instance. The person who was sitting down
can seek compensation for damages arising out of being struck, including emotional damages.
Tort law can be applied to either negligent or intentional acts (Cheeseman, 2010). This paper will
identify four scenarios in which tort law can be applied and will identify tort actions, identify the
potential plaintiffs, the defendants, the elements of the tort claim that constitute the plaintiff’s
claim, any defenses the defendants may assert, and how the writer of this paper believes the
claim will be resolved.
Daniel and his son Ruben, age 8, go to a football game. The quarterback drops back to
throw a pass and is hit by an opposing player, breaking the quarterback’s arm, and sending the
ball into the stands, injuring a fan. The referee calls this an incomplete pass, which upsets Malik,
a fan seated next to Ruben. Malik jumps up to yell at the referee, spilling his cold beer on Ruben.
Daniel is upset to see Ruben’s enjoyment spoiled this way, and shoves Malik. As Malik falls, he
grabs onto the railing, which gives way under his weight. Malik’s face hits the aisle steps,
knocking out two of his front teeth. An usher takes Malik to the first aid station. On their way
out, Daniel stops at the concession stand to buy two diet soft drinks. A lady standing in line at
the concession stand smells the beer on Ruben, and she starts yelling at Daniel, accusing him of
giving beer to a child. She makes a huge scene, and several customers cast disgusted glances
toward Daniel. One of them is Daniel’s boss, who tells him he does not want anyone working for