busniess law exam 1 mult choice Qs

Chap 5 1 sally is a coal miner while digging

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Chap 5 1. Sally is a coal miner. While digging underground, she unknowingly crossed the boundary line between her property and the property of Brandon. Upon learning of these events, Brandon sued Sally on a theory of conversion for the purpose of being compensated for the coal Sally took from his property. Which of the following is most likely? a) Brandon will win. b) Sally will win.
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2. Otis’s cabin in the mountains was repeatedly burglarized. In response, Otis fastened a shotgun to a table and connected the trigger of the shotgun to the door. When Vaughn broke into the cabin, the shotgun blew off part of his leg. If Vaughn sued Otis on a battery theory, what is the most likely outcome? a) Vaughn was a trespasser, and therefore, he will lose. b) Vaughn was a trespasser, but Otis’s response was excessive, and therefore Vaughn will win. 3. Matthew walks up to Lisa and Sarah on a dark public street and threatens them with a gun. Lisa is not frightened, but Sarah is very frightened. Matthew’s intention is to rob Lisa and Sarah, but he changes his mind when a police car comes down the street. The gun was unloaded, but neither woman knew that. Assume that Lisa and Sarah sue Matthew on a theory of assault. a) If both women were apprehensive for their physical safety, they will win, even though Lisa was not frightened and even though the gun was not loaded. b) Both women will lose because the gun was unloaded and therefore neither woman was actually in jeopardy. c) Lisa will lose because she was not frightened, but Sarah will win because she was. 4. Joe, a business law professor at Brigham Young University, and Melissa, the president of Brigham Young University, are each falsely accused by Alan, a student, of embezzling money from the university. Which of the following is most correct? a) In a lawsuit against Alan based on defamation, Melissa would find it easier than Joe to win. b) In a lawsuit against Alan based on defamation, Joe would find it easier than Melissa to win. 5. Holly and Joan are roommates. Holly’s sweater is missing, and in an argument in their apartment between the two of them, Holly falsely accuses Joan of stealing her sweater. Which of the following is correct? a) These facts establish all of the facts necessary for a defamation action. b) These facts do not establish all of the facts necessary for a defamation action.
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