group of boys started stealing them. One day, several boys trespassed onto Carter's land to steal his watermelons. Carter fired hisrifle in the opposite direction from the boys. Upon firing the weapon, however, he struck one of the fleeing boys in the back of hisleft leg causing considerable injury. Carter testified that he is a Nobel peace prize winner who has never harmed anyone and that heonly intended to scare the boys when he fired the rifle. In an action by the injured boy against Jimmy Carter, the court's decisionshould be for?A.) Jimmy Carter because he was protecting his watermelonsB.) Plaintiffbecause there is no privilege to use any force calculated to cause death or serious bodily injury when only property isthreatenedC.) Jimmy Carter because the use of a firearm to prevent trespass or theft was reasonable since he fired in the opposite directionD.) Plaintiffbecause he suffered considerable injury.INCORRECTNo answer givenTHE ANSWERB.) Plaintiffbecause there is no privilege to use any force calculated to cause death or serious bodily injury when only property isthreatened34. Snoop Dogg was smoking his ganja in his front yard in Rodeo Drive. A group of teenagers driving by recognized him, stoppedtheir car in front of his yard and started blasting the song "Gin and Juice "Rollin' down the street, smokin' endo ,Sippin' on gin andjuice, laid back with my mind on my money and my money on my mind." Snoop Dogg, visibly annoyed, shot at the radio of the teens'car. The bullet ricocheted from the car and barely grazed his neighbor, Charlie Sheen's plate. Sheen was eating a hot dog from thatplate mumbling something about winning. He suffered no injury. In a battery action against Snoop Dogg by Charlie Sheen, who islikely to prevail?(A)Snoop Dogg because he had no intent to harm Charlie Sheen(B) Snoop Dogg because he did not put Charlie Sheen in fear of imminent harm.(C) Charlie Sheen because he was eating a hot dog from the plate the bullet grazed.(D) Charlie Sheen, because Snoop Dogg's firing a loaded weapon at the teens' car establishes the intent to commit a battery on thatcar's occupants.INCORRECTNo answer givenTHE ANSWER(D) Charlie Sheen, because Snoop Dogg's firing a loaded weapon at the teens' car establishes the intent to commit a battery on thatcar's occupants.
11/29/16, 10:51 PMTest: Hypos - Torts | QuizletPage 17 of 31…mult_choice=0&selectedOnly=false&showImages=true&tf=0&written=on35. A landowner tacitly permits the boys of a town to play ball on his vacant lot. While playing in the lot, one of the boys breaks hisleg when he trips on a hole in the field. The boy brings a cause of action against the landowner for negligence.Assume that under the same facts as the previous hypo, the landowner installs playground equipment and posts a sign saying thatthe lot is open free to all children. While playing in the lot, one of the boys breaks his leg when he trips on a hole in the field. The
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