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Chapter 6 INTENTIONAL TORTS AND BUSINESS TORTS Practice Test 1. This is a suit for libel (broadcasting is considered libel, not slander, by most courts). The Massachusetts high court ruled that Fleming could not maintain the action based on these words, be- cause a reasonable person would understand them to be opinion, ridicule, and mere pejorative rheto- ric. They are not statements of fact because they could not be proven true or false. A statement like “dictators and Nazis” is not taken literally by anyone. Fleming v. Benzaquin, 390 Mass. 175, 454 N.E.2d 95 (1983). 3. Caldwell sued for false imprisonment. The jury found in her favor,  and the Court of Appeals affirmed.  Caldwell v. K-Mart , 306 S.C.   27,  410 S.E.2d 21, 1991 S.C. App. LEXIS 135 (S.C. Ct. App.1991). From  this evidence, a finder of fact could draw various inferences about  whether   K-Mart's   actions   in   investigating   were   conducted   for   a  reasonable time and in a reasonable manner. The initial stop in the 
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