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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION.................................................4

CHAPTER 1: INTENTIONAL TORTS.................6

A. Battery ......................................................... 6

B. Assault ....................................................... 25

C. Consent ..................................................... 31

D. Defense of People & Property ................... 38

E. False Imprisonment .................................. 42

CHAPTER 2: PROPERTY TORTS ................ 49

A. Trespass to Land......................................... 49

B. Conversion ................................................. 54

C. Trespass to Chattels ................................... 57

D. Consent ..................................................... 63

CHAPTER 3: COMMUNICATIONS TORTS .... 69

A. Public Disclosure of Private Facts............... 69

B. Defamation ............................................... 75

CHAPTER 4: NEGLIGENCE .......................... 84

A. Injury ......................................................... 84

B. Duty .......................................................... 89

C. Breach ..................................................... 115

D. Cause ...................................................... 162

E. Negligence Per Se .................................. 197

F. Comparative Fault ................................... 203

G. Assumption of the Risk ............................ 207

CHAPTER 5: STRICT LIABILITY ................ 222

A. Ultrahazardous Activities ........................ 222

CHAPTER 6: DAMAGES ............................ 232

A. Compensatory Damages ........................ 232

B. Punitive Damages ................................. 243

C. Vicarious & Joint Liability ...................... 249

CHAPTER 7: INFLICTION OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS ......... 256

A. Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress ... 256

B. Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress ...276

APPENDIX: ADDITIONAL MATERIALS ........ 288

A. Writing for Exams ..................................... 288

B. Sample Exam .......................................... 290

C. Sample Syllabus ..................................... 292

D. Table of Cases & Problems ...................... 293

Publication Date

10-28-2021

City

Athens

Keywords

faculty books, torts, open educational resources

Disciplines

Torts

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