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plegal ch12

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tort law is about private wrongs true
assault is the unauthorized and harmful physical contact with someone else false
assault would not be committed if the plaintiff wasn't aware
not an element of negligence punitive damages
When one violates a statute that is designed to prevent the type of injury that is caused by violating the statute Negligence per se
A statute that makes a tavern and bartender liable for injuries caused to or by patrons who are served too much alcohol Dram shop act.
The defense that involves arguing that the plaintiff's harm was an unforeseen event Superseding event
doctrine that makes a defendant liable even if the defendant is without fault Strict liability
In states where comparative negligence is the rule of law, the plaintiff may be denied any recovery for damages, if the jury determines the plaintiff was: 51% negligent
The right to be free from undesired publicity is: Invasion of the right to privacy
Professionals are subject to which of the following descriptions of the duty of care? What the reasonable professional would have done in the circumstances
False imprisonment is a type of intentional tort true
Defamation does not occur if the defendant makes a true statement about the plaintiff that results in damage to the plaintiff's reputation true
Slander occurs when the defendant prints the defamatory statement false
Truth is not a defense to the tort of invasion of privacy true
Unauthorized use of someone else's land is a trespass even if the owner is not using the land at the time true
Plaintiffs who sue for negligence must prove that defendants intended to cause harm or injury false
Brain surgeons who are sued for negligence are held to the reasonable person standard false
Created by: kmorquecho on 2012-05-13



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