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Battery

1) Harmful/offensive contact; 2) Contact w/ π’s person; 3) causation; 4) damages

2

Assault

1) D must place π in reasonable apprehension; 2) Apprehension must be/ imminent threat of battery; 3) Intent

3

Negligence

1) Duty; 2) Breach; 3) Causation (actual, proximate – zone of danger); 4) Damages – foreseeable victims; Defenses: Comparative Negligence

4

Strict Liability

1) Absolute duty to make P or his property safe
2) Breach
3) Actual & proximate causation
4) Damages
*injury caused by animal when knowledge of vicious propensity
*abnormally dangerous activities

5

Products Liability

1) seller = merchant; 2) Product = defective; 3) Product not altered since leaving the D; 4) π making foreseeable use of product

6

False Impriosionment

1) commit act of restraint; 2) π must be bound/confined in a bounded area; 4) D intent; 5) damages; 6) shopkeeper's privilege

7

Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

1) Reckless conduct = state of mind (no intent req.); 2) D must engage in outrageous conduct; 3) π suffers sever emotional distress

3rd party: Family - w/ or w/o physical harm; bystander - physical harm required

8

Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress

D behave negligently; π no trauma/injury to body: “near miss;” bystander – family; relationship so foreseeable

9

Defamation

1) Defamatory statement; 2) Publication (@ least 2 person); 3) Damages

10

Libel

written, damages presumed

11

Slander

spoken defamatory
slander per se: 1) business/prof; 2) moral terpitude; 3) unchastity; 4) Loathsome disease

12

False Light (Privacy Tort)

widespread dissemination of material falsehood about π

13

Appropriation (Privacy Tort)

π’s name used for commercial advantage

14

Public Disclosure of Private Facts

widespread dissemination of confidential info. about π; highly offensive to reasonable person & not in the public interest

15

Intrusion on seclusion

D's act of intrusion on π's personal affairs; objectionable to a reasonable person