Class Notes (808,126)
Canada (493,084)
York University (33,532)
ADMS 2610 (409)


3 Pages
Unlock Document

York University
Administrative Studies
ADMS 2610
Robert Levine

LECTURE 5. TORTS Types of torts  Intentional- a. Assault- Threat of harm to an individual e.g. point the gun b. Battery- mere touching of the individual e.g bullet hits your head provocation c. False imprisonment- falsely holding an individual without a lawful right or excuse d. Defamation- attack on the reputation of an individual, often libel( written attack) and slander ( oral attack); it is compensable in damages. Defence to defamation- - Absolute privilege: defamation made in the parliament or provincial house or legislature. It’s an absolute defence Before court or tribunal- no damages will flow because defence is absolute. ( immunity) - Qualified privilege- ( like innocent representation)- makes a statement thinking that it’s true - Reasonable or fair comment- reporter is doing a report on an individual, the newspaper prints the story, ( which is an attack on the person A), if the reporter did his due diligence ( fair information as per proper research) He must give the person A (the person whose reputation is being attack), an opportunity to respond. Whether they respond or not, the reporter and the newspaper are protected from any litigation charges e. Tresspass- interference with someone’s land or personal property Land- trespass- when someone goes onto another without consent or with consent but does not get off the land when asked to. Ontario trespass act Fine upto $500 If people trespass onto someones elses land and hurts himself, the owner cannot be sued. Exception: Trap: Intentional trap:A places a trap in the land and causes injury to B Unintentional Trap: A has the responsibility to check his land for any natural traps that may cause injury to B Property ( chattels)- conversion. - Deceit/Fraud- statement that is made recklessly and carelessly. - Injurious false statement- makes lousy goods or its principles or owners employ children. You basically don’t want to have anything to do with the company  Unintentional a. Nuisance- interference with the enjoyment of ones land. A owns land, and B pickets A’s property Flow of harm from one property to another property causing damage. Sound, smell, dust or residue that settles onto the prope
More Less

Related notes for ADMS 2610

Log In


Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.