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Chapter 4: Intentional Torts


Chapter 4: Intentional Torts

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University of Missouri
Mangmt 3540 - Introduction to Business Law

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MGMT 3540 1st Edition Lecture 5 Outline of Last Lecture I Definitions II Assault and Battery III False Imprisonment Outline of Current Lecture IV Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress V Defamation VI Four Types of Invasion of Privacy VII Fraudulent Misrepresentation VIII Property Torts Current Lecture I Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress A Definition 1 An intentional act of extreme or outrageous nature causing severe emotional distress 2 Shows hesitance to allow recovery for emotional injury alone B Three Elements of Proof 1 Intentional act a Purpose or recklessness b Of extreme or outrageous nature a Examples Secretary suing lawyer for swearing while firing her not enough b Debt collector threatens to run over women s dog woman wins These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute c Causing severe emotional distress medically significant and medically diagnosable emotional distress a Family orders casket and finds loved ones bones in a shallow grave family wins II III Defamation A Definition 1 A publication of a defamator false statement of fact B Four Elements of Proof 1 Publication Statement to a 3rd party a person other than the person of the statement a Oral statement slander written liable b Okay to go to person you are accusing and question them but cannot go to someone else and accuse this person 2 Defamatory Injures the reputation a E g infidelity 3 False statement of fact not opinion or prediction 4 Through the fault of the defendant a If Plaintiff is a public figure must be intentional falsehood or reckless disregard for truth actual malice a Intentional know the statement is false b Reckless no basis to believe the statement is true C Defenses 1 Absolute privilege statements made during government hearing are not proper cause for a defamation suit a Witness are able to speak freely in court without worry of their words being used

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