235 Exam 2 Spring 2014 Wfor Students 1
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Published: Nov 14th, 2014
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
____ 1. Punitive damages are intended to punish a wrongdoer and deter others.
____ 2. Self-defense is a defense to an allegation of assault or battery.
____ 3. To commit an intentional tort, one person must intend to harm a certain other person.
____ 4. A party cannot recover damages for severe emotional distress absent a showing of physical injury.
____ 5. Defamation is one person's use of another's name without permission.
____ 6. The public disclosure of private facts about a person is not an invasion of privacy if it is done without the person's knowledge or consent.
____ 7. Fraud occurs only when there is reliance on a statement of opinion.
____ 8. If it can be shown that a trespass to land was warranted, a complete defense exists.
____ 9. If it can be shown that a trespass to personal property was warranted, a complete defense exists.
____ 10. A failure to return personal property is conversion even if the rightful owner consented to the initial taking.
____ 11. Publishing false information about another's product is conversion.
____ 12. If an actor's conduct creates no risk, there is no negligence.
____ 13. To determine whether a duty of care has been breached, a judge asks how he or she would have acted in the same circumstances.
____ 14. Proximate cause exists when the connection between an act and an injury is strong enough to justify imposing liability.
____ 15. An assumption of risk defense does not require that a risk be voluntarily assumed.
____ 16. The doctrine of negligence per se applies if an event causing harm does not normally occur in the absence of negligence.
____ 17. Under the "danger invites rescue" doctrine, a person who tries to rescue another individual from harm is liable for any injuries to the individual.
____ 18. The extreme risk of an activity is a primary basis for imposing strict liability.
____ 19. A criminal case must be