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Business Law - Exam #2 - Chapters 5-7
True/False
Indicate whether the sentence or statement is true or false.

_T___1.Some torts are crimes.

__F__2.The victim must actually suffer offensive contact before he or she can succeed in a cause of action for assault.

__T__3.A battery occurs only if the victim suffers actual physical harm.

__T__4.Slander involves the oral communication of defamatory language.

__T__5.Oral defamatory statements must be communicated to a third party to be actionable.

____6.Unintentionally causing a party to break a contract may constitute wrongful interference with a contractual relationship.

__T__7.To commit the tort of trespass to land, a person does not need to actually harm the land.

__F__8.If no harm or injury results from an allegedly negligent act, there is no tort.

__F__9.Under the doctrine of comparative negligence, both the plaintiff's and the defendant's negligence are taken into consideration.

____T10.Strict liability is liability without fault.

_F___11.A service mark is used to distinguish products produced by the federal government from those produced by private corporations.

__T__12.A patent applicant must demonstrate that the invention, discovery, or design is commercially practicable to receive a patent.

__F__13.It is not possible to copyright an idea.

___F_14.A person can reproduce copyrighted material without paying royalties for purposes such as teaching, including multiple copies for classroom use.

__T__15.A formula for a chemical compound may be a trade secret but a list of customers is not.

__T__16.Criminal defendants may be prosecuted by the persons who suffer harm as well as by the state.

__F__17.The prosecution in a criminal case need only establish by a preponderance of the evidence that the defendant committed the crime.

___F_18.Some misdemeanors are felonies.

__F__19.In most cases, criminal liability does not depend...
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