Battery intentional unwanted and offensive bodily

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Battery : Intentional unwanted and offensive bodily contact. Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress : An extreme and outrageous act, intentionally committed, that results in severe emotional distress to another Actionable : Capable of serving as the basis of a lawsuit. An actionable claim can be pursued in a lawsuit or other court action Defamation : Intentional publication of a false statement that is harmful to the plaintiff’s reputation, good name, or character Libel : Publication of defamation in permanent form, such as in writing; falls under general damages if defendant’s liability is established Slander : Publication of defamation in spoken form; plaintiff must prove for special damages to establish the defendant’s liability Slander per se : false statement is actionable without needing proof Statement that someone has a disease or mental illness Statement that another has committed improprieties in business Statement that another has committed or been imprisoned Statement that a single person has engages in sexual misconduct Defenses to Defamation: A reason offered and alleged by a defendant in an action or lawsuit as to why the plaintiff should not recover or establish what she or he seeks Truth : An absolute defense against a defamation charge if the defendant can prove that his or her allegedly defamatory statements were true Privilege : In tort law, immunity from liability for an action that would otherwise be a tort Absolute Privilege : The right to make a false statement about someone and not be held liable for defamation. Example: Speech before Congress, testimony in court. Conditional Privilege : the right to make a false statement about someone and not be held liable for defamation provided the statement was made without malice. Example: Public figure privilege Actual Malice : The deliberate intent to cause harm that exists when a person makes a statement with either knowledge of its falsity or reckoning disregard of the truth. Actual malice is required to establish defamation against public figures 2
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False Imprisonment : Intentional restraint or confinement by force or threat of force of a person against that person’s will and without justification Public Disclosure of a Private Fact : A privacy tort that consists of unwarranted disclosure of a private fact about a person, such as releasing information about patients in an abortion clinic False Light : A privacy tort that consists of intentionally taking actions that would lead observers to make false assumptions about the person. Appropriation : using a person’s name or likeness for commercial gain without permission Invasion of Privacy : Encroaching on the solitude, seclusion, or personal affairs of someone who has the right to expect privacy.
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