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Department
Law
Course
Law 2101
Professor
Mysty Sybil Clapton
Semester
Winter

Description
Vindication • Historically important with respect to property • Nominal damages may still be available, but are rarely worth pursuing • May have some value in defamation Intentional torts: Essential elements • Volition: was the act directed by the defendant’s conscious mind? o Smith v. Stone o Intent: did the defendant intend to bring about the consequences that  comprise the tort in question? o Gilbert v. Stone Battery • Intentionally causing harmful or offensive contact with another person • Protects physical integrity • Harmful contact: punching, slapping, kicking, striking with implements, etc. • Offensive contact: spitting, kissing, poking, cutting hair, etc. • Also includes non­consensual medical treatment, sexual contact Battery (II) • Plaintiff has burden of showing harmful or offensive contact • Burden then shifts to defendant to prove that contact was consensual • Consent may be implied in some circumstances o e.g. H
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