fall 2008 torts

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Are torts confusing Yes No Maybe
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Quote from author Scott Turow Tort more or less means wrong . . . . One of my friends [in law school] said that torts is the course which provides that your mother was right.” Torts are wrongful actions.
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Tortfeasor not torte eater From Wikipedia Torte – not to be confused with tort – a civil wrong at law
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Torts to get started Hot coffee – McDonalds, Hardees, and Starbucks Tainted Pet Food
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Tort law topics Intentional torts against people Intentional torts against property Unintentional torts – those that involve negligence Cyber torts Strict liability Product Liability
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Basis of Tort Law A tort is a civil, legal injury to a person or property caused by a breach of a legal duty. Plaintiff (the injured party) sues the Defendant (the Tortfeasor) for damages . Three Torts: Intentional. Unintentional (negligence-no fault). Strict Liability (absolute liability).
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Intentional torts against persons Assault and battery False imprisonment Intentional infliction of emotional distres Defamation (libel and slander) Invasion of the right to privacy Appropriation Misrepresentation Wrongful interference
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Intentional Torts Against Persons Assault and Battery. Assault: the reasonable apprehension or fear of immediate contact. Battery: completion (contact) of the assault. Defenses: Consent. Self-Defense and Others. Defense of Property.
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False Imprisonment. Confinement or restraint of another person’s activities without justification. Merchants can detain a suspected shoplifter as long
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