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Quiz 4 :

Tort Law: Traditional Torts and Cyber Torts

Quiz 4 :

Tort Law: Traditional Torts and Cyber Torts

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Battery is any act that puts a person in fear of being physically harmed by another.
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The person committing a tort is subject to a civil law suit.
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A wrongful act can be both a crime and a tort.
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Under the law, torts are classified as
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In some personal injury cases, an award for punitive damages exceeds the award for compensatory damages.
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In most states the doctrine of comparative negligence has been replaced by the doctrine of contributory negligence.
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Damages resulting from cyber torts are primarily reputational or economic.
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To be classified as a tort, a wrongful act
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A person who buys stolen property may be guilty of conversion.
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Negligence is a deliberate tort.
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A tort is a public wrong.
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Strict liability is based upon the concept of liability without fault.
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Dumping garbage on a neighbor's lawn is an example of the tort of trespass.
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The test of negligence is failure to do what a reasonable person under the same or similar circumstances would do.
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The Supreme Court decision in New York Times Co. v. Sullivan made it more difficult for a public official to sue for defamation for published statements made about his or her public life.
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Defamation can be either slander or libel.
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One way for a retail merchant to avoid liability in a false arrest suit by a customer suspected of shoplifting is to prove that
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Merchants are very cautious about accusing and holding people for shoplifting because they may be sued for
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In which of the following situations does a battery occur?
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If your neighbors continue to do things on their property that disturb you, you can sue them for the tort of nuisance.
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