Session 13 Discussion 1

Business and Management

Discuss Intentional Torts Against Persons.  

What are the types of Intentional Torts that are presented in the text?

 Explain the defenses to these torts.  Explain the First Amendment Limitation? Are there additional Intentional Torts that are not mentioned here?  Be sure to discuss the Defamation Statutes.  Along with additional defenses, what is an “absolute defense” to the claim of defamation?

Example 4.3 on page 72 of the text describes a situation that involves an injury which provides an example of Transferred Intent.  Are Alternative Liability (Summers v. Tice) and Transferred Intent similar doctrines?  Explain.

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