Unformatted text preview: Rational: The intentional snatching of an object from one’s hand is an offensive invasion of his person as would be an actual contact with the body. It is long held that, the contact requirement can be fulfilled if there was contact with clothing or an object closely identified with the body. In this case, the plate was closely identified with the body. Also, the person who snatched away the item was a manager of the establishment, which means that the company is liable for the damages. Holding: Narrow Holding: If a person snatches away an object closely identified with the victim’s body and shouts in an offensive manner, then there is a battery. Broad Holding: A person can be held liable if they cause an offensive touching through indirect means, by making contact with objects associated in proximity of the victim. Synthesis: Dissent/Concurrences:...
View Full Document
- Fall '11
- Appellate court, Carrousel Motor Hotel, offensive manner