Essay on Notes on Torts, Negligence, and Strict Liability

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* A tort (in French, meaning “wrong”) is a wrong or injury to another than a breach of contract I. Introduction to Tort Law * Tort Law’s primary objective is to provide compensation for injured parties. * Secondary objective is that it discourages private retaliation by injured person’s and their friends * Third objective is that it satisfies our collective sense of right and wrong by providing that someone who creates harm should make things right by compensating those harmed II. Classification of Torts * In the US, torts are classified as intentional, negligent, or strict liability. * Negligent Torts occur when the defendant acts in a way that subjects other people to an unreasonable risk of…show more content…
Appropriation for commercial gain occurs when someone uses another person’s name, likeness, voice, or other identifying characteristic for commercial gain without that person’s permission. d. Intrusion on an individual’s affairs or seclusion occurs when someone invades a person’s solitude, seclusion, or personal affairs when the person has the right to expect privacy D. False Imprisonment - false imprisonment occurs when an individual is confirmed or restrained against his or her will for an appreciable period of time. It may occur by physical restraint, physical force, a threat to use immediate physical force, or refusal to release the plaintiff’s property. The use of moral pressure is not enough to establish a false imprisonment. Providing damages in false-imprisonment is not easy. Typically, plaintiffs request compensation for time lost form work and for pain and suffering from mental distress and humiliation. E. Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress - intentional infliction of emotional distress occurs when someone engages in outrageous, intentional conduct likely to cause extreme emotional distress to another party. F. Misuse of Legal Procedure e. Three separate torts protect those unreasonably subject to litigation: malicious prosecution, wrongful civil proceedings (both seek to compensate those
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