ADMS 2610 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: False Imprisonment, Product Liability, Consumer Protection

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Adms 2610 ch 4 intentional torts: tort law, tort (very broad area of law) Latin word for tortus meaning a wrong: wrong committed by one person to another. If not a peace officer, individual must have reasonable and probable grounds to restrain: defamation, definition, false statements that injure a person"s reputation. Limited to statements made in parliament, provincial assembly, royal commissions, courts: qualified privilege, statements made in good faith without malicious intent, ex. Letters of reference: fair comment, allow free speech on matters of public importance, fair reporting in good faith, honest opinion of newspaper, responsible communication. Journalist and bloggers, do not have a license to defame: consider urgency of public interest, attempts to verify sources, steps taken to get other side of story, death of a party, cannot defame the dead, criminal element. Libel can be criminal if published without lawful excuse or justification: exposing the person to hatred, ridicule, etc, defamation, https://gyazo. com/f80c71d2d4dc30d3b82a2c5c7214ab62.

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