What is Tort
TORT is a civil wrong or wrongful act, whether intentional or accidental, from which injury occurs to another. Torts include all negligence cases as well as intentional wrongs which result in harm.
Under tort law, seven intentional torts exist. Four of them are personal: assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and false imprisonment. The other three are trespass to chattels, trespass to property, and conversion.
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1 Which of the following court cases involves a tort?
- Indiana v. Clair
- Hatfield v. Blair
- Missouri v. Jones
- Florida v. McGinny
2 Torts are grounded in the concept of
3 Which of the following is not an element of an intentional tort?
- An intentional tort occurred.
- An injury resulted from the tort.
- The injury caused damages to the person.
- The tort did not cause the injury.
4 What is the essential difference that makes the crime of assault differ from the tort of assault?
Correct!Wrong!Violating the right to be free from bodily harm. Person will be compensated for personal anguish or stress suffered.
- The victim of a tort assault knew the person committing the tort meant to cause harm
- The victim of a tort assault did not know the person committing the tort meant to cause harm.
- In a criminal assault, the defendant uses a weapon.
- There is no tort of assault. All assaults are crimes.
5 What main element differentiates the crime of battery from the tort of battery?
- In a criminal battery, two or more people must be present.
- In a criminal battery, a person is actually injured. In a tort battery, the person is not hurt.
- There is no tort of battery. All batteries are crimes.
- The unwanted touch; we have a right to be free from bodily harm.
6 Which of the following is an example of trespass?
- Jim hunts on David’s land without David’s permission. While there, Jim shoots one of David’s cows, mistaking the cow for a deer. David sells his cows to make a living.
- Sue walks in front of Ron’s house, staying on the sidewalk.
- Josh borrows Luke’s car after Josh asks Luke to run to the store to pick up some milk.
- Lisa walks into Heather’s house, who has invited her over for lunch.
7 A loud bass beat that can be heard through an apartment wall (from another apartment) at midnight can be classified as
- Interference with contractual relations
8 A private nuisance affects only one family.
9 Defamation involves:
- using a weapon.
- at least 5 people to be present.
- a contract.
- making false statements about someone.
10 Why is defamation a tort?
- Individuals have the right to be free from bodily harm.
- Individuals have the right to conduct business without interference.
- Individuals have the right to own property.
- Individuals have the right to enjoy a good reputation.