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Lecture 11

BUSA 364 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Bowling Ball, Chalet

Business Admin
Course Code
BUSA 364
Keith Laidley

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- 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
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