Chapter 6 Intentional Torts Outline

Chapter 6 Intentional Torts Outline - Chapter 6 Intentional...

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Chapter 6 Intentional Torts Outline I. Tort: violation of a duty imposed by the civil law; examples: libel, negligence, interference with a contract, fraud, etc a. up to the injured party (the plaintiff) to seek compensation; must hire own lawyer and file a lawsuit; lawyer must convince that the defendant breached some legal duty and ought to pay money damages b. SEE TABLE OF DIFFERENCES AMONG CONTRACT, CRIMINAL AND TORT LAW ON PG 128 c. Intentional torts: Harm caused by deliberate action d. Negligence and strict liability: injuries caused by neglect and oversight rather than by deliberate conduct II. Intentional Torts a. Defamation: concerns false statements that harm someone’s reputation a.1. Written defamation is libel a.2. Oral defamation is slander a.3. Element: a fact that a plaintiff must prove to win a lawsuit a.3.1. Defamatory statement: likely to harm another person’s reputation a.3.2. Falseness : statement must be false to be defamatory a.3.3. Communicated: statement must be communicated to at least one person other than the plaintiff a.3.4. Injury: in slander cases, plaintiff must show some injury;
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2011 for the course FIN 3055 taught by Professor Cgiles during the Fall '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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