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Unformatted text preview: arrangement, that he would beat him up, or hire someone to beat him up. The mental stress made the defendant ill and vomited several times and had to remain away from work for a period of several days. Issue: Whether there was assault. Rule: Assault, there must be a intent to place another in imminent apprehension of physical harm or an imminent apprehension of offensive conduct. Rational: Although the courts do not consider interference with mental tranquility as a part of apprehension of physical harm, or offensive conduct, they do take into account a negligent interference with physical well-being. If one does an action that can reasonable foresee that the mental distress caused by them could cause such harm, they could be liable for assault. Holding: Synthesis: Dissent/Concurrences:...
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This note was uploaded on 12/20/2011 for the course TORTS 131 taught by Professor Keller during the Fall '11 term at Western State Colorado University .
- Fall '11