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Torts 1L Mod 1-2 Rules statements and elements

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Tort   A civil wrong independent from contract.  
Specific Torts   Intentional Torts, Tort of Negligence, Liability Without Fault  
The five elements to every intentional tort   Act, Intent, Causation, Harm, Without privilege  
Battery   intentionally causing harmful or offense contact with a person or something closely connected with that person.  
Three elements of Battery   Intent, Harmful or offense contact, Contact with the person or something closely connected there to.  
Vicarious liability   When we hold someone liable based on the position the person holds, not based on the person's wrongdoing.  
Direct liability   Liability based on the defendants own conduct.  
Intent as it relates to Battery   Defendant desired contact, contact was substantially certain to occur.  
Harmful or Offensive Contact as it relates to Battery   Causing any amount of pain is enough to be a harmful contact, Causing or offending an indignity of a reasonable person.  
Contact with the person or something closely connected there to as it relates to battery.   contact between the plaintiff and the defendant must have happened, doesn't have to be direct contact.  
Name the 5 intentional torts   Assault, battery, false imprisonment, trespass to land, trespass to chattel, conversion, IIED  


   





 
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