POL-Sept17.doc

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Department
Management and Organizational Studies
Course Code
Management and Organizational Studies 2275A/B
Professor
Henry Meredith

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Plaintiff – injured person Defendant – wrong doer Tort law is private law -must be actionable wrong – law recognizes the action as ‘wrong’ Two types of tort -Intentional and Unintentional Intentional is most common -prove that offense occurred intentionally -personal harm is not required -deformation – something said if believed would be harmful, written is liable and spoken is slander -Actionable per se - no physical harm -Examples of actionable per se, trespass, deformation and unlawful imprisonment -Conversion (theft) -Battery (assault) can just be the threat -Wrongful death (think OJ) -Balance of probability – OJ most likely killed his wife -If convicted criminally, one has no defense in a tort case Absolute privilege – can’t sue for deformation if you say something in court or parlia
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