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0324303971_68721 - 8 Tortious interference with business...

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Chapter Review 1. A tort is a violation of a duty imposed by the civil law. 2. Defamation involves a defamatory statement that is false, uttered to a third person, and causes an injury. Opinion and privilege are valid defenses. 3. Public personalities can win a defamation suit only by proving actual malice. 4. False imprisonment is the intentional restraint of another person without reasonable cause and without consent. 5. The intentional infliction of emotional distress involves extreme and outrageous conduct that causes serious emotional harm. 6. Battery is an intentional touching of another person in a way that is unwanted or offensive. Assault involves an act that makes the plaintiff fear an imminent battery. 7. Compensatory damages are the normal remedy in a tort case. In unusual cases, the court may award punitive damages, not to compensate the plaintiff but to punish the defendant.
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Unformatted text preview: 8. Tortious interference with business relations involves the defendant harming an existing contract or a prospective relationship that has a definite expectation of success. 9. The related torts of privacy and publicity involve unreasonable intrusion into someone’s private life and unfair commercial exploitation by using someone’s name, likeness, or voice without permission. 10. The Electronic Communications Privacy Act prohibits the unauthorized interception or disclosure of wire and electronic communications, and the Stored Communications Act bars unauthorized access to a facility through which an electronic service is provided. 11. The Lanham Act prohibits false statements in commercial advertising or promotion....
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  • Spring '11
  • jeffbrozz
  • Communications Privacy Act, Stored Communications Act, bars unauthorized access, unfair commercial exploitation

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