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electric heat, Ethel, an elderly woman, dies of hypothermia. The boarders' negligence inignoring the warning signs is:the causation in fact, but not the proximate cause, of Ethel’s death.6.Ethan is larger and stronger than Nate. Ethan threatens to beat Nate, punches Nate inthe face, and knocks out Nate's tooth. Nate may bring a lawsuit against Ethan:for assault and battery.7.Bob, a guest at a hotel, reached into the front seat of the hotel limousine to get hisbriefcase. He supported himself by placing his left hand on the center pillar to which therear door was hinged. A hotel employee closed the rear door, smashing Bob's hand. Apart of Bob's left index finger later had to be amputated. Bob filed a negligence lawsuitagainst the hotel in a state that adopted a "pure" form of comparative negligence. In thiscase, the court most likely would find that:1
Bob contributed to his injury and apportion his damages.8.Mel sent Jasper an e-mail message telling Jasper that his wife had been killed in a caraccident, and Mel knew this was untrue. Jasper may be able to successfully sue Mel for:infliction of emotional distress.9. Melissa's tugboat accidentally collides with Tyler's yacht, and Tyler sues Melissa fornegligence. A federal jury finds Melissa liable and awards Tyler $5,000 in compensatorydamages as well as $50 million in punitive damages. Melissa appeals to the UnitedStates Supreme Court, challenging the punitive damages award. If the Supreme Courtheard the case, it would likely:overturn the punitive damage award as grossly excessive.10.The members of the City High soccer team have been training with Hanson, apersonal trainer who charges by the hour, for several years. Bob, the soccer coach, tells