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Torts

Law in a Flash

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What are the seven traditionally recognized intentional torts? 1. Battery 2. Assault 3. False Imprisonment 4. Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress 5. Trespass to Land 6. Trespass to Chattels 7. Conversion (Mnemonic: FITTED CAB)
In the context of intentional torts, what does "intent" refer to? It refers to either a person's "desire" that certain consequences result from his actions, or (even if he doesn't intend those results), his "knowledge" that those results are substantially certain to occur as a result of his actions.
What's the difference between "negligence" and "intent"? Negligence turns upon the "likelihood" of a result, whereas Intent involves the "desire" for a certain result to occur.
What's the difference between "intent" and "motive"? Intent focuses on the desired consequences of an act; motive focuses on the "reasons" for desiring those consequences.
What is an "act" for purposes of intentional torts? It's a voluntary muscular movement.
Regarding intentional torts, what are the two major varieties of "transferred intent"?
Created by: bgould