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1 4Chapter SECTION OPENER / CLOSER: INSERT BOOK COVER ART Intentional Torts Section 4.1

2 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts Section 4.1 Intentional Torts Section 4.2 Negligence and Strict Liability 4 Chapter The Law of Torts

3 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts What You’ll Learn How to tell the difference between a crime and a tort (p. 80) How to explain the nature of tort law (p. 80)

4 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts What You’ll Learn How various torts can be committed (p.81) How to define various intentional torts (pp )

5 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts Why It’s Important Learning the difference between a tort and a crime, as well as the types of intentional torts, will help you understand how the justice system protects people from injury.

6 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts Legal Terms crime (p. 80) tort (p. 80) intentional tort (p. 81) tortfeasor (p. 82) trespass (p. 82)

7 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts Legal Terms nuisance (p. 83) false imprisonment (p. 83) defamation (p. 84) invasion of privacy (p. 86)

8 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts The Difference Between Criminal Law and Tort Law Intentional Torts Assault and Battery Trespass Nuisance Section Outline

9 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts Intentional Torts, continued False Imprisonment Defamation Invasion of Privacy Section Outline

10 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts Pre-Learning Question What is the difference between criminal law and tort law?

11 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts A crime is an act against not only a specific individual, but the general welfare, as well. A tort is a private wrong committed by one person against another. The Difference Between Criminal Law and Tort Law

12 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts A tort will lead the wronged party to try and recover money as compensation for the loss or injury suffered. The Difference Between Criminal Law and Tort Law

13 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts A tort does not, however, call upon the government to punish the wrongdoer. The Difference Between Criminal Law and Tort Law

14 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts The law of torts is grounded in the concept of rights. Under tort law all people are entitled to certain rights. The Concept of Rights

15 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts These include the right to: The Concept of Rights be free from bodily harm. enjoy a good reputation conduct business without unwarranted interference

16 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts The law imposes a duty on all of us to respect the rights of others. Tort law governs this interplay between rights and duties. The Concept of Rights

17 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts Pre-Learning Question What is an intentional tort?

18 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts Intentional Torts Torts can be committed either intentionally or unintentionally. An intentional tort occurs when a person knows and desires the consequences of his or her act.

19 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts Assault and Battery The tort of assault occurs when one person deliberately leads another person to believe that he or she is about to be harmed. The tort of battery involves the unlawful, unprivileged touching of another person.

20 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts Assault and Battery The tort of assault is different from the crime of assault. The victim of a tort assault must know that the tortfeasor meant to commit harm. A tortfeasor is the person who committed the tort.

21 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts Trespass A trespass is the wrongful damage to or interference with the property of another.

22 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts Nuisance The tort of nuisance is anything that interferes with the enjoyment of life or property.

23 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts Raymond slapped his wife Charlotte while they were arguing about child support. Which tort did Raymond commit—assault or battery?

24 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts ANSWER Battery

25 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts False Imprisonment Law enforcement officers must have probable cause or a warrant to arrest someone, or they can be sued for false imprisonment, or false arrest.

26 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts Defamation Defamation is the wrongful act of injuring another’s reputation by making false statements. Libel is a false statement in written form. Slander is a false statement made orally to a third party.

27 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts Which definition best describes “tortfeasor”? a) a)a person charged with the crime of assault b) b)a person charged with committing a tort c) c)the attorney who represents a person accused of committing a tort

28 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts ANSWER A person charged with committing a tort

29 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts Invasion of Privacy Invasion of privacy is interfering with a person’s right to be left alone, which includes the right to be free from unwanted publicity and interference with private matters.

30 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts Reviewing What You Learned 1. 1.What is the difference between a crime and a tort? Section 4.1 Assessment

31 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts Reviewing What You Learned A crime is an offense against the public at large. A tort is a private wrong committed by one individual against another. Section 4.1 Assessment Answer

32 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts Reviewing What You Learned 2. 2.What concept is at the heart of tort law? Section 4.1 Assessment

33 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts Reviewing What You Learned The law of torts is grounded in the concept of rights. Section 4.1 Assessment Answer

34 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts Reviewing What You Learned 3. 3.How can a tort be committed? Section 4.1 Assessment

35 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts Reviewing What You Learned A tort can be committed intentionally or unintentionally. Section 4.1 Assessment Answer

36 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts Reviewing What You Learned 4. 4.What are the most common intentional torts? Section 4.1 Assessment

37 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts Reviewing What You Learned Assault, battery, trespass, nuisance, false imprisonment, defamation, and invasion of privacy. Section 4.1 Assessment Answer

38 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts Section 4.1 Assessment Critical Thinking Activity Tort Law If criminal law is responsible for dealing with individuals who commit wrongful acts, what purpose does tort law serve? Why do you need to understand the different intentional torts?

39 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts Section 4.1 Assessment Tort law compensates victims, and in order to properly represent his or her client as a tortfeasor or a victim, an attorney must have a proper understanding of the different intentional torts. Critical Thinking Activity Answer Tort Law

40 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts Section 4.1 Assessment Legal Skills in Action Computer Privacy Many people, businesses, and government agencies today have increased access to computers. Although this access may be of great convenience, it is also a source of danger, especially to privacy.

41 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts Section 4.1 Assessment Legal Skills in Action Computer Privacy Write a research paper in which you trace the development of the computer along with the increased threat to privacy represented by its development.

42 Understanding Business and Personal Law Intentional Torts Section 4.1 The Law of Torts Section 4.1 Assessment Reports will vary but should cite sources to support their findings. Legal Skills in Action Answer Computer Privacy

43 4Chapter SECTION OPENER / CLOSER: INSERT BOOK COVER ART Intentional Torts End of Section 4.1


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