Philosophy is that we will bring you back to where

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Philosophy is that we will bring you back to where you were before the injury o We do this by giving you money o That’s often appropriate o In other cases, money isn’t enough, but money is the best we can do Civil cases – money is the answer Two primary categories of tort o Negligence Not meeting your standard of care Didn’t do what society expects of you o Intentional tort Purposeful act – intend to injure someone
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Many are crimes – can be sued civilly and criminally Ford Pinto case Intentional tort They purposely set up the gas tank Intentional tort o Assault Immediate apprehension (fear) of a battery (battery is contact) If you are aware of the battery as it is about to happen, then it is assault The key is awareness Assault is based upon fear or apprehension Battery is based on contact Transferred intent – intended to commit an assault on one person, but ended up damaging another person This requires awareness Biggest problem is justifying that fear What is that fear worth? o How big or deep was that fear? Jury must understand your fear o Hardest part is to get jury to buy into your fear o Battery Requires contact Intended, unprivileged contact Either harmful or offensive Often comes in significant contact (car hits you) Often easy to show, just by showing damage Two types: direct and indirect Direct o Use something you are controlling at the time (in your immediate control) Indirect o
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