LEGL - Ch. 10 (Part I)

LEGL - Ch. 10 (Part I) - Tort Law Tort Law Chapter Ten Tort...

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Unformatted text preview: Tort Law Tort Law Chapter Ten Tort Law Tort Law Tort = Any non­criminal, wrongful action other than breach of contract Tortfeasor = One who commits a tort Tort Law Tort Law Intentional Torts Intent = Desire to bring about certain or substantially likely results Tort Law Tort Law Intentional Torts Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress = Outrageous, intentional conduct carrying a strong probability of causing mental distress Tort Law Tort Law Intentional Torts Invasion of Privacy Misappropriation of a person’s name or likeness Intrusion upon person’s physical solitude Public disclosure of highly objectionable, private information Tort Law Tort Law Misappropriation of a person’s name or likeness Tort Law Tort Law Intentional Torts False Imprisonment = Intentional, unjustified confinement of a nonconsenting person Tort Law Tort Law Intentional Torts Trespass = Entering another’s land without consent or remaining after being asked to leave Tort Law Tort Law Intentional Torts Conversion = Wrongful exercise of power and control over personal property Tort Law Tort Law Intentional Torts Defamation = Publication of untrue statements about another, leading to damage to the person’s character or reputation Slander = Oral defamation Libel = Defamation which is written, or broadcast over radio or television Tort Law Tort Law Intentional Torts Defenses to Defamation: Truth Privileged Communications Public figure Tort Law Tort Law Intentional Torts Fraud = Intentional misrepresentation of material fact(s) justifiably relied upon by someone leading to an injury Tort Law Tort Law Business Torts Injurious Falsehood = Untrue statements disparaging another business’ product or quality Tort Law Tort Law Business Torts Intentional Interference with Contractual Relations = Maliciously inducing another to breach or fail to fulfill a valid contractual obligation ...
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course LEGL 2700 taught by Professor Reed during the Spring '07 term at UGA.

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