BLAWExam2 - Torts 08:03:00 Torts o o Freedomofmovement o Property o Privacy o Familyrelations o Reputation o Dignity Likecrimes

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Torts 19/09/2008 08:03:00 Torts Wrongful conduct by one person that harms another Purpose of tort law is to provide remedies for various protected interests o Personal physical safety o Freedom of movement o Property o Privacy o Family relations o Reputation o Dignity Like crimes except you don’t go to jail Torts v Crime o Wrongful conduct – Wrongful conduct o Harm to individual – Harm to society Damages o Compensatory – compensate for actual losses o Special Damages – quantifiable monetary losses Medical expenses Lost wages Lost benefits
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Extra costs Costs of repairing damaged property o General Damages – pain and suffering Physical or emotional pain Loss of companionship Loss of consortium Disfiguration o Punitive – to punish Intentional Torts      require Intent to commit an act o The actor intends the consequences of his act o Intent = knew with substantial certainty that normal o consequences would result from the act o Example Pushing someone Pulling a chair out from under someone as they sit down o No evil motive required o Even if you’re trying to help Injury o Consequences of the act interfere with the personal or business  interests of another in a way not permitted by law Assault
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o Intentional, unexcused act that creates in another a reasonable Reasonable person standard: The reasonable person would do or think the same thing Apprehension or fear Apprehension just means you reasonably think it will  happen and you want to avoid it Apprehension < fear Of immediate harmful or offensive contact Battery o Completion of an assault Any unpermitted, offensive contact Does not have to hurt you in usual sense Unwanted kiss Smoke blown in face Involves contact to any part of the body or anything attached to  it Purse Clothing Car you’re in Reasonable person standard applies o Can be contact directly by defendant or by a thing he puts in motion Rock thrown Stick swung
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Food poisoning o Consent o Self defense (force used must be reasonable) o Defense of another (force used must be reasonable) o Defense of property (force used must be reasonable) False imprisonment o Intentional confinement or restraint Putting up a barrier o Of another person’s activities o Without justification o And against their will o Exception: shoplifter’s privilege Must have probable cause (evidence of guilt outweigh the  evidence of innocence) Must be down reasonably Must be only for a reasonable length of time Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
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BLAWExam2 - Torts 08:03:00 Torts o o Freedomofmovement o Property o Privacy o Familyrelations o Reputation o Dignity Likecrimes

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