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200 300 400 500 100 200 300 400 500 100 200 300 400 500 100 200 300 400 500 100 200 300 400 500 100 Torts True or False Torts Defined Torts Completion.

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1 Torts True or False Torts Defined Torts Completion Torts Definitions Torts General

2 A tort is a wrong against an society:

3 False It is against an individual

4 Even the most careless conduct will not result in liability for negligence unless there is actual harm:

5 True No harm, no negligence!

6 Invasion of privacy is an unintentional tort:

7 . False

8 Public officials must prove actual malice to succeed in a defamation lawsuit:

9 True Held to a different and higher standard

10 Under common law, ownership of real property extended from the center of the earth to the highest point in the sky:

11 True

12 A false statement made orally to a third party is

13 Slander

14 The negligence defense that might be used by a baseball club if sued by spectator:

15 Assumption of Risk

16 A wrongful injury to, or interference with, the property of another is:

17 Trespass

18 People who engage in extremely dangerous activities may be held liable even without negligence or malice is know as the doctrine of:

19 Strict Liability

20 To determine if the defendant’s conduct was the proximate cause of the plaintiff’s injury, the court applies the:

21 Foreseeability Test

22 Loud noises late at night, noxious odors, and fumes coming from nearby house are all examples of ___________:

23 Nuisances

24 When one person interferes with another’s rights, either intentionally or unintentionally, a (n) ________ is committed/

25 Tort

26 The wrongful act of injuring another person’s reputation by making false statements is know as __________.

27 Defamation

28 The element of negligence that involves the failure to act as a reasonable person would is called _________.

29 Breach of Duty

30 Statements made in a court of law are ___________, they cannot be the subject of a defamation lawsuit.

31 Priviledged

32 An offense against the public at large.

33 Crime

34 The legal connection between unreasonable conduct and the resulting harm:

35 Proximate Cause

36 Behavior by the plaintiff that helps cause the injuries.

37 Contributory Negligence

38 Negligence of each party is compared, and the amount of the plaintiff’s recovery is reduced by the percentage of his or her negligence:

39 Comparative Negligence

40 Plaintiff’s knowledge and acceptance of risk.

41 Assumption of Risk

42 Entering another person’s airspace without permission is ____________.

43 Trespass

44 A (n) _____________ is a wrong committed by the person who knows and wants the resulting consequences.

45 Intentional Tort

46 A private wrong committed against another is a ____________.

47 Tort

48 The failure to exercise the degree of care that a reasonable person would have in the same circumstances.

49 Negligence

50 Give three (3) examples of a public nuisance:

51 Noise Smells Appearance


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