Unit 1 Tort Law

Topics: Tort, Intentional infliction of emotional distress, Tort law Pages: 4 (1202 words) Published: June 28, 2011
PA-310 Unit 1 Causes of Action

Tort laws are laws that offer remedies to individuals harmed by the unreasonable actions of others. Tort claims usually involve state law and are based on the legal premise that individuals are liable for the consequences of their conduct if it results in injury to others.

Tort law only requires 4 elements to be shown. The first one is that the tortfeasor owes the injured party a duty to do something or not to do something; two is that tortfeasor breached the duty, based on the applicable standard of care that he/she is owed; three is that tortfeasor action or inaction is the proximate cause of the injured party's injury; four is the injured party has in fact suffered some type of injury (physical, mental, monetary).

In the scenario case of the Sherman v. Church of the Divine Light, there are many causes where the family can be compensated for damages of intentional. Some of the causes that Rob Jr. can take against the Church of the Divine Light are mental stress because Rob Jr. was brained washed by the Church of the Divine Light and took several weeks for him to recover his sanity, false imprisonment because the Church of the Divine Light tricked Rob Jr. believing he would go to hell if he left the church, and that that was his new family and that his family did not care for him any longer, intentional infliction of mental distress, and emotional stress because of the recovery of being brainwashed, and to understand that his true family did love him. The causes the parents of Rob Jr. can take against the Church of the Divine Light are financial stress only several reasons because they were giving money to their son Rob Jr. to support him at the church even though they probably knew that it was not going towards their sons needs and they did not know if they did not pay if their son would be harmed or not and also because it took several weeks of carefully watching over their son after returning home with their son so they...
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