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Unformatted text preview: would occur, his conduct created a risk of the consequences. Mr. Davis was aware of the fact that there would be pedestrians exiting the show, and therefore should have acted in a more cautious manner when turning around. Under the tort of negligence, I would find that Mr. Davis would be held responsible for compensatory damages created to Mrs. Esposito, and there should be a reward of compensation to her. I do not feel there should be a reward for punitive damages because the injury was unintentional. Tort law is designed to compensate for a loss or injury due to the wrongful act of another person. Under tort law one can sue for compensatory or punitive damages. Compensatory damages are to compensate for actual loss. Punitive damages are to punish the wrongdoer, and are only appropriate when the conduct was egregious or reprehensible. Esposito vs. Davis Page 3 of 3 References: Miller, R. L., &amp; Jentz, G. A. (2008). Fundamentals of business law part i. Mason, OH: Cengage Learning....
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- Spring '10
- Law, Jason Davis, Mrs. Esposito