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McGill University
Business Admin
BUSA 364
Keith Laidley

- Emily was involved in a business dispute with Jacob. During a private conversation with Jacob, Emily threatened to spread a rumor that he was having an affair with her unless he agreed to sign a certain document. She knew that that rumor was entirely untrue, but she also knew that Jacob was afraid of upsetting his wife, who is very jealous. On the basis of those facts alone, Jacob would certainly be entitled to succeed in a tort action against Emily if he sued her for o none of the above - Because Katelyn has a disability, she receives daily care from her neighbour, Savannah. Savannah provides that care out of the goodness of her heart. She does not have an agreement of any sort with Katelyn. Caleb held a grudge against Katelyn as a result of a business dispute. He wanted to find some way of hurting her. He therefore told Savannah that he would burn her house down if she continued to care for Katelyn. Caleb's plan backfired. Savannah told Katelyn of the threat, and together they reported Caleb to the police. He was convicted of a crime. Katelyn, however, also wants to sue him for the tort of intimidation. The claim in intimidation will fail because o the intimidation was unsuccessful - To succeed in a claim for intimidation, the plaintiff must prove that o the defendant's intimidation caused the threatened party to act in a certain way - Juan entered into a contract with Makayla, under which he promised to add a solarium on to her house for $25 000. After starting the project, he threatened to abandon the job unless she agreed to pay him an additional $5000. Makayla wants to sue Juan for the tort of intimidation. Which of the following statements is TRUE o That claim will probably fail because a court would prefer for Makayla to sue for breach of contract - Connor and Sierra operated competing garages. Most of the work at Sierra's garage was performed by Vanessa, who was an excellent mechanic. One evening, Connor saw Vanessa at a bowling alley. He waited for the right moment and then dropped a bowling ball on her hand. Vanessa suffered a severe and permanent injury that will prevent her from working as a mechanic. Sierra wants to sue Connor for the tort of interference with contractual relations. To succeed in that action, Sierra must prove that o all of the above - Which of the following statements is TRUE with respect to the tort of interference with contractual relations o none of the above - Miguel and Caitlin own competing computer software companies. The success of Caitlin's business was due largely to the work of her chief designer, Mia. During a recent party, Miguel asked Mia if she was happy working for Caitlin. Mia answered, "It's okay, I guess." Miguel then spent the next hour explaining to Mia how she would earn a great deal more money, and how she would be involved in much more interesting projects, if she worked for him instead. Which of the following statements is most likely TRUE o Connor cannot be held liable to Caitlin for the tort of interference with contr
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