122 Chapter 4-5: LAW122 - Chapter 4:5

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Invasion of privacy: false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, trespass. Intentional torts and land: nuisance, conspiracy, intimidation, interference with contractual relations. Torts require a balance of competing interests. Protecting free choice v. deterring harmful behavior. Torts differ on a basis of mental culpability: strict liability/ intentional/ negligence. Intentional inflicted: intend the physical action, not necessarily the tort: committing battery by shoving someone or throwing something on, assault, battery, false imprisonment, intimidation, deceit another person"s lawn. Negligence inflicted: careless / reckless/ indifferent: a medical team accidentally amputates the wrong limb, product liability, design liability, professional negligence: consultants, accountants, lawyers, pilots, etc. Inflicted/strict liability: commit the act, intention / carelessness is irrelevant: animals your cattle wander off your property and tramples your neighbors yard, you are strictly liable. Intentional torts intention = liability for deliberate act. Protect financial interests from safety, freedom) purposeful harm. Activity permitted if reasonable in from harm circumstances. Strict = liability without intention of negligence.

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