Mann_BLRB 9_TB_Ch07

Business Law and the Regulation of Business

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Chapter 7—Intentional Torts TRUE/FALSE 1. In order to sue for battery, a plaintiff must prove that he or she has received a physical injury. ANS: F MSC: AACSB Analytic 2. Al, the bus driver on a cross-country Greyhound, kisses Susie, a passenger, while she sleeps. Al could be sued for battery. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 3. Sam goes to the movies one Friday evening. The movie is boring and Sam falls asleep. At 2 a.m., the security guard locks the building. Sam awakens the next morning when the cleaning crew opens the door. Sam can sue for false imprisonment. ANS: F MSC: AACSB Analytic 4. The law of torts is primarily statutory law. ANS: F MSC: AACSB Analytic 5. Damages awarded in excess of normal compensation to punish a defendant for a serious civil wrong are known as punitive damages. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 6. Tim and his friend are playing catch in the back yard when Tim suddenly throws the ball over the fence into the neighbor's yard where it breaks the window. This is trespass to real property, even if Tim himself does not go onto the property to get the ball. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 7. Disparagement differs from defamation in that defamation pertains to personal reputation, whereas dis- paragement pertains to business interests. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 8. The purpose of tort law is to punish the wrongdoer. ANS: F MSC: AACSB Analytic 9. Moore, an employee of Lewpenski Motors, fraudulently tells Tolson, a prospective car buyer, that the used car he is considering has never been in an accident. If Tolson buys the car in reliance on Moore’s false statement, both Moore and Lewpenski Motors are liable to Tolson for damages based on the fraudulent misrepresentation. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 10. In only a minority of states a jury may award punitive damages if a defendant's tortious conduct is in- tentional and outrageous.
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ANS: F MSC: AACSB Analytic 11. Arthur offers Bob, an employee of Carl, a yearly salary of $10,000 more than Bob receives under the contractual relationship between Bob and Carl. Arthur knows about the contract between Bob and Carl and knows that the contract should run for another five years, but Arthur badly wants Bob to work for him. Arthur probably is liable to Carl for intentional interference with contractual relations. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 12. The same act can be both a tort and a crime. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 13. Qualified privilege depends on proper use of the privilege. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 14. Brad doesn't like Carl and especially dislikes Carl's new felt hat, so he intentionally knocks it off Carl's head in order to embarrass Carl. Brad has committed a battery. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 15. Minors under the age of 18 are not held liable for their torts. ANS: F
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