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34.(p. 210)Regarding defamation, a qualified privilege exists in courtrooms and legislative hearings. AACSB: AnalyticBlooms: UnderstandDifficulty: MediumLearning Objective: 09-04 Apply the elements and defenses of the torts of defamation; trade libel; and product disparagement; and discuss its applicability in the business environment.Melvin - Chapter 09 #34Topic: Absolute Privilege35.(p. 208)Fred has a toothache and is driving to the dentist. He's in a lot of pain so he speeds down the road 20 mile over the speed limit. If he has an accident, it is an intentional tort and not negligence because he knowingly was speeding. AACSB: Reflective ThinkingBlooms: AnalyzeDifficulty: HardLearning Objective: 09-01 Articulate a basic definition of a tort and identify the source of law governing various types of torts.Learning Objective: 09-02 Determine the classification of tort based on the conduct of the wrongdoer.Learning Objective: 09-03 Give specific examples of how tort law applies in the business environment.Melvin - Chapter 09 #35Topic: Categories of Torts
36.(p. 214)Your professor is in the middle of her lecture when the dean from a competing school walks into class and offers her a position at his school at double her present salary. When she asks when the position will start, he says tomorrow. Your professor looks at the class, says goodbye and walks out to start cleaning out her office. Your school can sue your professor for tortious interference with an existing contractual relationship. AACSB: Reflective ThinkingBlooms: ApplyDifficulty: HardLearning Objective: 09-06 Distinguish business competition torts from other intentional torts and understand their applicability incommercial relationships.Melvin - Chapter 09 #36Topic: Tortious Interference with Existing Contractual Relationship37.(p. 222)In Palsgrafv. Long Island Railroad Co., the court first articulated and established the concept of proximate cause. AACSB: AnalyticBlooms: RememberDifficulty: EasyLearning Objective: 09-07 Recognize conduct that is classified as negligent and identify any potential defenses.Melvin - Chapter 09 #37Topic: Landmark Case 9.1