9_14_10_notes - Defamation of Character- an untrue...

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9/24/10 BLAW 3391 CASE 8-3 for a grade Elements of a tort Duty Breach Causation Injury/Damages Intentional Torts- intentional harm done to another person, have to intend your actions Intent to cause harm Is transferred Assault - Threat of immediate harm or offensive contact a reasonable apprehension of immediate harm. Threats of future harm do not count towards assault Battery - Actual physical contact or offensive contact. False Imprisonment - Intent to confine or restrain someone having no proper authority and without the consent of the victim. Merchant Exception Reasonable suspicion Reasonable time Reasonable investigation
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Unformatted text preview: Defamation of Character- an untrue statement of fact that damages your character and reputation Slander- Spoken Libel- Written If what you say about the person is true, you can be charged with defamation of character With public figures, you have to show malicious intent to harm them Invasion of Privacy- Unreasonable disclosure of private facts Once you throw something in the dumpster, you have given it up and it is now public property Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress- The content of the victim must be extreme, intentional inflicted distress and must be very serious...
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2012 for the course BLAW 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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