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L293 (3/23/2009) Introduction to Tort Law Intentional Torts Torts in Under Three Minutes…  o http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSvD8rGuSbw       Definition of a Tort o civil wrong  that is not a breach of a contract Crime-Tort Distinction o Public vs. Private Action  Plaintiff vs. Defendant/State vs. Accused o Remedies  Repayment to victim vs. loss of liberty on state’s behalf  o Can have both criminal and civil liability for same act O.J. Simpson Tort Categories  o Interference with Personal Rights o Interference with Property Rights Today’s Torts o Battery o Assault o Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress o False Imprisonment o Defamation  Battery o Intentional and harmful or  offensive touching of another without the person’s  consent No liability if person consented Implied consent when you participate in dangerous sport or  activity o Example:   Wishnatsky v. Huey  case o Contact need not be direct! Assault o Assault occurs when there is  an intentional attempt or threat to cause  a  harmful  or offensive   contact  with another person, if the attempt causes a  reasonable  apprehension  of  imminent battery  in the other person’s mind Irrelevant whether threatened contact really occurs, as long as plaintiff  had  apprehension  of immediate or imminent contact o Threatening words usually not enough; need  actual, present  fear of  contact   Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
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