Negligence at the Workplace

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Mark intentionally pushes Don. Don falls to the ground and
breaks his arm. Mark is liable for the injury
only if Mark did not intend to break Don’s arm.
only if Mark had a bad motive for pushing Don.
only if Mark intended to break Don’s arm.
if Mark intended to push Don.
Jill accuses of Ken of committing an assault. A person commits an assault if he or she creates in another an apprehension or fear of
future harm.
immediate harm.
past harm
past, present, or future harm.
Alan writes Beth a private letter falsely accusing her of stealing office supplies from their employer, Consolidated Industries, Inc. This is
defamation, but not libel or slander.
libel.
slander.
none of the above.
Joe is a used-car salesperson. Joe commits fraud if, to make a sale, he
represents as a fact something he knows is untrue.
states an opinion concerning something about which he knows
nothing.
uses puffery, or seller’s talk.
all of the above.
As a joke, Adam takes Beth’s business law book and hides it so that Beth cannot find it during the week before the exam. Adam may have committed
conversion.
infliction of emotional distress.
placing a person in a false light.
trespass to personal property.

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If a person breaches a duty of care and another person suffers an injury, the breach must have caused the harm for liability to result.

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In many states, the plaintiff’s negligence is a defense that may be raised in a negligence suit.

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Negligence per se may occur on the violation of a statute.

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Kelly is injured when she slips and falls on Lee’s sidewalk. To determine whether Lee owed a duty of care to Kelly, Lee is
subject to the standard of
a realistic person.
a reasonable person.
a recognizable person.
a reliable person.

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Lana hires Mike, an architect, to design a warehouse. Lana is dissatisfied with the look of the new building and sues Mike, alleging negligence. Mike can successfully defend against the suit by proving that

he is not familiar with every principle of art.
his design is as attractive as an ordinary person’s.
Lana could not have designed a more attractive building.
Lana was not injured in any way.
Ira is injured when he slips and falls in Jolly Breakfast Cafe. Ira files a suit against Jolly for $50,000. If Ira is 20 percent at fault and Jolly is 80 percent, under a contributory negligence
doctrine, Ira would recover
$0.
$25,000.
$40,000.
$50,000.

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Frank is injured when he slips and falls in Gail’s Harbor Tour Boat. Frank files a suit against Gail’s for $50,000. If Frank is 20 percent at fault and Gail’s is 80 percent, under Texas rule of comparative negligence principles, Frank would recover

$0.
$25,000.
$40,000.
$50,000.

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Under the objective theory of contracts, the intention to enter into a contract is judged by outward, objective facts as
interpreted by a reasonable person.

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A contract can be created only when an offer is accepted by the offeree’s performance.

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An express contract must be in writing.

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Owen claims that Paula breached their contract. Paula asserts that they had no contract. In deciding whether a contract was formed, a court would not look at
the circumstances surrounding the alleged contract.
the parties’ conduct at the time of the alleged contract.
the parties’ statements at the time of the alleged contract. the parties’ subjective beliefs at the time of the alleged contract.

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Jill offers to pay Ken $500 if he jogs across the Golden Gate Bridge. Ken can accept the offer only by jogging across the
bridge. If Ken jogs across the bridge, he and Jill will have formed
a bilateral contract.
a moral obligation.
a social contract.
a unilateral contract.

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