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Business Administration
BUSI 3623
Randall Balcome

The Town of Sussex Corner owned a bridge Ruby negligently damaged the bridge by ramming it with a boat At that point it would have cost 30 000 to repair the bridge Before the town could do so however Oswald negligently rammed the bridge in a different spot with his own boat The town had the damage from both incidents repaired at the same time for a total cost of 50 000 Which of the following statements is TRUEonone of the abovePeter has sued Calista and Lailani for negligence The evidence indicates that Peters injury was caused by the combined effect of negligent acts by himself Calista and Lailani That injury would not have occurred at all if any one of the three parties had acted carefully The judge held that Calista and Lailani are jointly and severally liable The judge also apportioned responsibility for the injury on the following basis Peter 60 percent Calista 30 percent and Lailani 10 percent The value of the loss that Peter suffered as a result of his injury is 100 000 Which of the following statements is TRUEoPeter can collect 40 000 from LailaniCoco sued Vincent for negligence He has relied on the defence of contributory negligence That defence may be successful only if the evidence indicates thatoCoco breached the standard of careDashawn was severely injured while participating in a fitness challenge that was organized and operated by Zeta Inc He has sued for negligence Zeta relies on the defence of voluntary assumption of risk In support of that defence Zeta has produced a Disclaimer of Liability that Dashawn signed Which of the following statements is TRUEoZeta will be relieved of liability only if the disclaimer clause governed the legal risk of injuryDemarcus sued Marguerite for negligence She has relied on the defence of illegality Which of the following statements is TRUEoThat defence may apply if the recovery of damages would allow Demarcus to avoid a criminal penaltyWhich of the following is generally a defence to the tort of negligenceonone of the aboveWhich of the following statements is TRUEonone of the above
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