Week 2 Practice - Week 2 Practice 1 Bart likes to drive his Ducati motorcycle around the high school parking lot revving the motor accelerating and

Week 2 Practice - Week 2 Practice 1 Bart likes to...

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Week 2 Practice 1. Bart likes to drive his Ducati motorcycle around the high school parking lot, revving the motor, accelerating and skidding to a stop. On a winter morning he speeds across the lot and screeches to a halt, hoping to impress some girls. Unfortunately, the lot is icy and he skids out of control, jumps the curb and knocks Ned to the ground. Questions: Has Bart battered Ned? Why or why not. Issue: Did Bart’s actions constitute battery? Rule: Battery is the intentional infliction of harmful bodily contact on another. It requires an act, intent, causation, and damages. Analysis: Bart did not intend to make harmful bodily contact through his actions. To be liable for battery, Bart would have needed to meet all elements of battery including intent. Conclusion: Bart’s actions did not constitute battery. 2. When Bart starts to apologize, Ned yells, “What’s the deal, man?” and pushes Bart. Bart slips on some ice, hits his head, and suffers a concussion.

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