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Chapter 4

Chapter 4 Intentional Torts

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LAW 122
Jane Monro

Chapter 4 Intentional TortsIntentional Torts involve intentional rather than merely careless conduct assault battery invasion of privacy false imprisonment trespass to land interference with chattelsAssaultBattery Tort of Assault when the defendant intentionally causes the plaintiff to reasonably believe that offensive bodily contact is imminent The tort is not based on physical contact but instead of reasonable belief that such contact will occur It is designed to keep peace by discouraging people to do It is also enough for the plaintiff to reasonable believe that bodily contact would occur The plaintiff must have believe that the bodily contact was also imminent immediate and an assault can occur even if the plaintiff was not frightened Tort of Battery consist of offensive bodily contact The requirement from bodily contact is not strictly applied it is enough from the defendant to make contact with the plaintiffs clothing or with something that the plaintiff is holding Not every form of contact is offensive like normal social interactionsInvasion of Privacy Privacy is indirectly protected by several torts such as Tort of Trespass to land Breach of Confidence English courts have recognized a Tort of Abuse of Private Information Misappropriation ofPersonality and Negligence 2005 Parliament enacted section 162 of the Criminal Code the crime of voyeurism is committed by secretly observing or recording a person in circumstances that give rise to a reasonable expectation of privacy if that
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