Chap004 - Chapter 004 Tort Law Chapter 004 Tort Law Student...

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Chapter 004 : Tort Law Chapter 004 : Tort Law Student: ___________________________________________________________________________ 1. A tort, in contrast to a crime, is a violation of the rights of an identifiable individual or business that has been wronged either intentionally or by negligence. BT: Knowledge PO: 1 True False 2. The law of torts deals with duties imposed by contract and it is not concerned with the violation of private rights. BT: Comprehension PO: 1 True False 3. The communication of a false statement that harms the reputation of a certain person is known as nuisance. BT: Knowledge PO: 2 True False 4. For an act to be considered defamatory, it is necessary to show that the defamatory statement was published. BT: Knowledge PO: 2 True False 5. Libel is the spreading of damaging statements in written form—including pictures, cartoons, effigies, and defamation on radio, television, and Web sites. BT: Knowledge PO: 3 True False
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6. Slander is the spreading of damaging words or ideas about a person, directly or indirectly, in all other forms not considered libel. BT: Knowledge PO: 3 True False 7. The threat of a libel suit by former employees who are unhappy with the references given by the former employer has gotten so serious that many firms refuse to respond to any inquiry about former workers—even those who have good records. BT: Knowledge PO: 3 True False 8. There are no special privileges in making the defamatory statement to any person accused of defamation. BT: Knowledge PO: 4 True False 9. If a defamatory statement can be proved to be true, the person who claims that he or she was defamed cannot recover damages. BT: Knowledge PO: 4 True False 10. A public nuisance affects the community or the general public. BT: Knowledge PO: 5 True False 11. A person can be charged with creating a public nuisance by causing loud noises, creating foul odors, shining bright lights, or diverting a stream. BT: Knowledge, Analysis PO: 5 True False
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12. A nuisance entails the complete taking over of another's property. BT: Analysis PO: 5 True False 13. Conversion may not involve removal, damage, destruction, or unauthorized use of another person's - property. BT: Knowledge, Comprehension PO: 6 True False 14. Vicarious negligence is the charging of a negligent act of one person onto another. BT: Knowledge PO: 7 True False 15. Under the doctrine of contributory negligence, injured parties are not prevented from recovering damages even if they were partly at fault. BT: Knowledge PO: 7 True False 16. Under the doctrine of comparative negligence, the injured parties bringing the lawsuit are prevented from recovering damages even if they are partly at fault. BT: Knowledge
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Chap004 - Chapter 004 Tort Law Chapter 004 Tort Law Student...

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