Chapter 9 - CHAPTER 9BUSINESS TORTS TRUE/FALSE 1 A tort is...

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CHAPTER 9—BUSINESS TORTS TRUE/FALSE 1. A tort is a private wrong carrying criminal penalties. ANS: T NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: tort 2. Slander is oral defamation. ANS: T NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: slander 3. A false statement that impeaches someone's honesty is defamatory. ANS: T NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: defamation 4. Non-public figures need not prove publication in their suits for defamation. ANS: F NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: defamation 5. Only libel requires proof of publication. ANS: F NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: libel 6. Public figures must prove malice to establish a case of defamation against a newspaper. ANS: T NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: defamation 7. In most states, letters of reference are exempt from liability for defamation. ANS: T NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: libel 8. "Car dealers are crooked" is an example of actionable defamation. ANS: F NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: defamation 9. Members of Congress enjoy an absolute privilege for their speech while on the floor. ANS: T NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: defamation 10. The media have a qualified privilege in defamation cases. ANS: T NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: defamation 11. Testimony in a court room is not privileged for purposes of defamation actions. ANS: F NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: privacy 12. The tort of contract interference requires knowledge of an existing contract between two parties. ANS: T NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: interference
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13. Contract interference is remedied by a suit for breach of contract. ANS: F NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: interference 14. The tort of contract interference does not require proof of intent to interfere with the contract. ANS: F NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: interference 15. The tort of false imprisonment requires proof of some actual injury. ANS: F NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: false imprisonment 16. The shopkeeper's privilege is a defense to false imprisonment if the detention is reasonable. ANS: T NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: false imprisonment 17. Malice is a required element in all defamation cases. ANS: F NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: defamation 18. Newspapers have an absolute privilege with respect to defamation suits. ANS: F NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: defamation 19. Veggie libel laws permit defamation suits on behalf of products such as produce. ANS: T NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: defamation 20. Some damages other than emotional damages must be established for the tort of intentional infliction of emotional distress. ANS: F NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: emotional distress 21. The disclosure of private but true facts is not an invasion of privacy. ANS: F NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: privacy 22. Negligence is available as a tort remedy only when the breach of duty is a statutory violation. ANS: F NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: negligence 23. The Texaco v. Pennzoil case is a famous one involving defamation. ANS: F NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: contract interference 24. Invasion of privacy is a tort of negligence.
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