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Torts: QuickStudy Laminated Reference Guide
Torts: QuickStudy Laminated Reference Guide
Torts: QuickStudy Laminated Reference Guide
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Torts: QuickStudy Laminated Reference Guide

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About this ebook

BarCharts, Inc was founded on our law guides created by the owner, designed to understand the significance of details within the larger scheme of the law, as a daily refresher, and to review before the Bar Exam. Twenty five years later we keep those guides up to date for students of law and criminal justice, paralegals and practicing lawyers to have the most handy legal reference to the most important points of the law possible in 6 laminated pages.  
6-page laminated guide includes:
  • Intentional Torts
  • Negligence
  • Duty of Care
  • Nuisance
  • Defamation
  • Invasion of Privacy
  • Misrepresentation
  • Special Issues
  • Strict Liability
  • Tort Reform
Suggested uses:
  • Students – with the sheer volume of facts to learn as a student of law, use this quick reference tool to find essential answers fast and review and refresh until you know you are prepared
  • Exams – use as the last review for tests or even the Bar exam
  • Professionals – use for employee reference in the office or use to refresh for yourself
Release dateMay 1, 2018
Torts: QuickStudy Laminated Reference Guide

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    Torts - BarCharts, Inc.

    Table of Contents

    intentional torts


    duty of care



    invasion of privacy


    special issues

    strict liability

    tort reform

    intentional torts




    Non-accidental physical muscular movement

    Failure to act when there is a legal duty


    Deliberate and purposeful state of mind or knowledge with substantial certainty that consequences would result from act

    Distinguished from negligence, which requires a foreseeable risk which a reasonable person would avoid

    Knowledge with substantial certainty requires knowledge of more than a possibility of the consequence resulting

    Includes transferred intent

    As to the plaintiff: Person A shoots a gun at Person B, intending to harm Person B, but the bullet hits Person C instead. Person A is liable to Person C for the intentional tort of battery

    As to the tort: With five torts (battery, assault, false imprisonment, trespass, and trespass to chattels), if Person A intends to commit tort with respect to Person B, but commits a different tort with respect to Person B, Person A is liable for a second tort even though intent was required to commit the first tort


    Distinguished from negligence in that causation need not be specifically proven


    Nominal available

    Generally, greater liability is imposed for acts intending to invade another’s rights than for acts in disregard of consequences



    Intent to cause harmful or offensive contact (judged by reasonable person standard unless defendant knew of plaintiff ’s idiosyncratic beliefs or sensitivities)

    Physical invasion of a victim’s person, or via extended personality doctrine, something so connected to a victim’s person that it is regarded as part of the person

    Harmful or offensive contact occurs

    No actual injury is required—offense is sufficient

    Taking indecent liberties without consent, such as a slap on the buttocks, for example, may be used as an alternative pleading in a sexual harassment case

    A woman who agrees to only be seen by a female doctor or nurse, but instead is seen by a male doctor may have a case for battery if the doctor knew of her request. He would have intent (knowledge or purpose that the touching would be offensive or harmful), so when he touches her for a physical exam, that would

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