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Ch. 3

Tort Law_6th Edition_J. Stanley Edwards

TermDefinition
Assault Intentional causing of an apprehension or harmful or offensive contact.
Battery Intentional infliction of a harmful or offensive contact upon a person.
Chattel Personal property.
Conversion Substantial interference with another's property to the extent that justice demands payment for the full value of the property.
Deadly Force Force likely to cause death or serious bodily injury.
False Imprisonment Intentional confinement of another.
Intentional Tort Tort in which he tortfeasor intends to bring about a particular consequence or knows with substantial certainty that a result will occur.
Private Necessity Privilege that justifies the defendant's harming of the plaintiff's property in order to protect his own interests or those of a few private citizens.
Public Necessity Privilege that justifies the defendant's harming of the plaintiff's property in an effort to prevent great harm to the public as a whole or to a substantial number of persons.
Transferred-intent Doctrine Intent with respect to one person (or tort) is transferred to another person (or tort).
Trespass to Chattels Intentional interference with another's use or possession of chattels.
Trespass to Land Intentionally entering or wrongfully remaining on another's land.
Necessity Privilege that justifies the defendant's harming of the plaintiff's property in an effort to prevent great harm to the defendant or others.
Created by: JacquelineS89