Chapter 5 Review Questions

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Chapter 5 Review Questions 1. What are the purposes of tort law? How does the law of torts compare with the law of contracts? What are the goals of tort law? a. Purpose: to compensate a person for a civil wrongdoing done against them, and punish the person who committed this act against them. b. Tort is different from contract because it concerns the rights and duties of parties to involuntary transactions such as accidents, assaults, intentional interference with business opportunities, and fraud. c. The goals of tort law are compensation, appeasement, justice, deterrence, and social insurance. 2. What are the differences between negligent torts and intentional torts? Does either require that harm is intended? a. Intentional torts are done intentionally, while negligent torts deal with careless or wreck less conduct rather than intentional conduct. b. Neither requires intent of harm. 3. Are punitive damages the method by which the law of torts discourages wrongful actions, or is the discouragement accomplished
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