Intentional Torts, Negligence, and Strict Liability. Section 5-2. What Are the Most Common Intentional Torts?. Intentional torts are torts in which the defendant possessed the intent or purpose to inflict the resultant injury. Assault.
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Intentional Torts, Negligence, and Strict Liability
Intentional torts are torts in which the defendant possessed the intent or purpose to inflict the resultant injury.
occurs when one person intentionally puts another in reasonable fear of an offensive or harmful bodily contact
Harmful or offensive touching, includes pushing,
punching, spitting, or shooting.
False statements that injure a person’s reputation or good name.
To be defamatory the statement must be:
Uninvited intrusion into an individual’s personal
relationships and activities.
Entry onto the property of another without the owner’s consent.
When property is stolen, destroyed, or used in a
manner inconsistent with the owner’s right.
Its criminal counterpart is theft.
Encouraging someone to breach a contract.
Intentional misrepresentation of an existing important fact.
What’s Your Verdict?
Britt was driving home late one rainy night after drinking alcohol all evening. With only one working headlight, she raced down residential streets at speeds up to 50 miles per hour. Meanwhile, Yee was slowly backing her station wagon out of her driveway, but she failed to look both ways when she should have. Britt rammed into the right rear end of Yee’s car. Yee’s station wagon was badly damaged, and she was injured.
Can Yee collect from Britt?
What’s Your Verdict?
Mrs. Lamm went to a grocery store and placed a plastic Pepsi bottle into her shopping cart. One of the bottles exploded and the broken plastic sliced her leg.
Can she collect in tort from the grocery store or Pepsi Co.?
Mrs. Lamm could collect from either the store or the bottler under strict liability.