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1 1.) False Answer: True or False: The basic purpose of tort law is to punish criminal wrongdoers. 2.) Compensatory Damages Answer: Intended to compensate or reimburse a plaintiff for actual losses. 3.) c. increasing the burden of proof in negligence cases. Answer: Steps toward tort reform in the federal government and a number of states include all of the following except: a. limiting the amount of both punitive damages and general damages that can be awarded. b. capping the amount that attorneys can collect in contingency fees. c. increasing the burden of proof in negligence cases. d. requiring the losing party to pay both the plaintiff's and the defendant's expenses. 4.) Intentional and Unintentional Answer: What are the two broad classifications of tort? 5.) False Answer: True or False: Because an intentional tort requires intent, a harmful motive is required. 6.) Tortfeasor Answer: A person who commits a tort is known as? 7.) Battery Answer: A person who engages in unexcused and harmful or offensive physical contact against someone else has committed: 8.) Battery Answer: An unexcused and harmful or offensive physical contact intentionally performed. 9.) Assault Answer: Any intentional and unexcused threat of immediate harmful or offensive contact. 10.) c. A person is made fearful of unwanted and possibly harmful contact with another person. Answer: Which of the following has nothing to do with false imprisonment? a. Intentional confinement or restraint of another person's activities without justification. b. An interference with the freedom to move without constraint. c. A person is made fearful of unwanted and possibly harmful contact with another person. 11.) Infliction of emotional distress Answer: Crime committed when you tell someone something that is untrue and could make that person become extremely upset. 12.) Defamation (libel or slander ) Answer: A false statement of fact, not made under privilege , that is communicated to a third person and that causes damage to a person's reputation. For public figures, the plaintiff must also prove that the statement was made with actual malice . 13.) Invasion of privacy 1
2 Answer: Publishing or otherwise making known or using information relating to a person's private life and affairs, with which the public has no legitimate concern, without that person's permission or approval. 14.) c. A third party must unintentionally cause one of the parties to break the contract. Answer: Which of the following is NOT an element of the tort of wrongful interference with a contractual relationship? a. A valid, enforceable contract must exist between two parties.

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