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Unformatted text preview: CH-6A. public nuisance is a class of common lawoffence in which the injury, loss or damage is suffered by the local community as a whole rather than by individual victims.A private nuisance is an interference with a person's enjoyment and use of his land. The law recognizes that landowners, or those in rightful possession of land, have the right to the unimpaired condition of the property and to reasonable comfort and convenience in its occupation.B.Battery- the intentional unallowed touching of anotherAssult- any word or action intended to cause another to be in fear of immediate physical harmC.Sander- an oral defamation of ones reputation or good nameLibel- Defamantion in the form of printing2.OJ Simpson case is an example of criminal cxase and tort case. He was tried by the state of CA and not found guilty but he was found guilty in tort suite under assult and battery.3.There are three tort classifications: intentional, negligent and strict liability torts.4.Elements of Negligence:The first element, the duty to protect, is clearly part of a teachers responsibilities. Teachers have a duty to anticipate foreseeable dangers and take necessary precautions to protect students in their care (McCarthy & Cambron-McCabe, 1992). Specifically, teacher duties include: adequate supervision, maintenance of equipment and facilities, and heightened supervision of high-risk activities. The second element that must be proven in cases of negligence occurs when teachers fail to exercise a reasonable standard of care in their duties to students. If a teacher fails to exercise reasonable care to protect students from injury, then the teacher is negligent....
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