TJ_Comp 20_TB_Ch09

TJ_Comp 20_TB_Ch09 - Chapter 9TORTS TRUE/FALSE 1. A victim...

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Chapter 9—TORTS TRUE/FALSE 1. A victim of a tort may sue and recover money damages. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 2. The same act may be both a breach of contract and a tort. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 3. Civil (noncriminal) wrongs, including breaches of contract, are governed by tort law. ANS: F MSC: AACSB Analytic 4. If a crime does not hurt an identifiable person, it is not a tort. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 5. A tort is a wrong arising from a violation of a private duty. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 6. Strict liability is one type of tort. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 7. Careless actions that result in injuries to others usually are not deemed to be torts. ANS: F MSC: AACSB Analytic 8. For tort liability to be imposed, the perpetrator of the tort must have acted with the intent to do wrong. ANS: F MSC: AACSB Analytic 9. Motive is an essential element of tort liability. ANS: F MSC: AACSB Analytic 10. The concept of absolute liability is applied without regard to whether the defendant was at fault. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 11. The tort of false imprisonment requires the detention of a person without his or her consent. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 12. Under the tort of false imprisonment, shopkeepers are prevented from detaining anyone whom they be- lieve has shoplifted. ANS: F MSC: AACSB Analytic
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Infliction of emotional distress requires a person to show that a conduct resulted in mental distress. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 14. The tort of invasion of privacy is always defined as appropriation of another's name or likeness. ANS: F MSC: AACSB Analytic 15. A person who makes public information stored in a computer can never be held liable for invasion of privacy. ANS: F MSC: AACSB Analytic 16. Commercial exploitation is a form of invasion of privacy. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 17. Offensive or derogatory language used by one person to describe another constitutes the tort of slander. ANS: F MSC: AACSB Analytic 18. It is possible to make harmful, false statements that cause damage and yet incur no liability. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 19. Libel is the printed equivalent of the spoken form of defamation known as slander . ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 20. Defamation by computer can occur with or without an intent to harm. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 21. Truth is not a defense to defamation. ANS: F MSC: AACSB Analytic 22. A buyer who is dissatisfied with the service or product provided by a merchant cannot be charged with defamation for false statements made in an attempt to coerce the merchant to perform to the buyer's satisfaction. ANS: F MSC: AACSB Analytic 23. Trespass to land is limited to unpermitted entry on or across land. ANS: F MSC: AACSB Analytic 24. Trespass to the person consists of any unprivileged contact with the victim's person for which consent was not given. ANS: T
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TJ_Comp 20_TB_Ch09 - Chapter 9TORTS TRUE/FALSE 1. A victim...

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