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  • 1. Chapter 4SECTION OPENER / CLOSER:INSERT BOOK COVER ART Section 4.1 Intentional Torts
  • 2. Section 4.1 Intentional Torts TortsChapter 4 The Law of Section 4.1 Intentional Torts Section 4.2 Negligence and Strict LiabilityUnderstanding Business and Personal Law The Law of Torts
  • 3. Section 4.1 Intentional Torts What You’ll Learn How to tell the difference between a crime and a tort (p. 80) How to explain the nature of tort law (p. 80)Understanding Business and Personal Law The Law of Torts
  • 4. Section 4.1 Intentional Torts What You’ll Learn How various torts can be committed (p.81) How to define various intentional torts (pp. 81-86)Understanding Business and Personal Law The Law of Torts
  • 5. Section 4.1 Intentional Torts Why It’s Important Learning the difference between a tort and a crime, as well as the types of intentional torts, will help you understand how the justice system protects people from injury.Understanding Business and Personal Law The Law of Torts
  • 6. Section 4.1 Intentional Torts Section Outline The Difference Between Criminal Law and Tort Law Intentional Torts Assault and Battery Trespass NuisanceUnderstanding Business and Personal Law The Law of Torts
  • 7. Section 4.1 Intentional Torts Section Outline Intentional Torts, continued False Imprisonment Defamation Invasion of PrivacyUnderstanding Business and Personal Law The Law of Torts
  • 8. Section 4.1 Intentional Torts The Difference Between Criminal Law and Tort Law A crime is an act against not only a specific individual, but the general welfare, as well. A tort is a private wrong committed by one person against another.Understanding Business and Personal Law The Law of Torts
  • 9. Section 4.1 Intentional Torts The Difference Between Criminal Law and Tort Law A tort will lead the wronged party to try and recover money as compensation for the loss or injury suffered.Understanding Business and Personal Law The Law of Torts
  • 10. Section 4.1 Intentional Torts The Difference Between Criminal Law and Tort Law A tort does not, however, call upon the government to punish the wrongdoer.Understanding Business and Personal Law The Law of Torts
  • 11. Section 4.1 Intentional Torts The Concept of Rights The law of torts is grounded in the concept of rights. Under tort law all people are entitled to certain rights.Understanding Business and Personal Law The Law of Torts
  • 12. Section 4.1 Intentional Torts The Concept of Rights These include the right to: Be free from bodily harm. Enjoy a good reputation Conduct business without unwarranted interference.Understanding Business and Personal Law The Law of Torts
  • 13. Section 4.1 Intentional Torts The Concept of Rights The law imposes a duty on all of us to respect the rights of others. Tort law governs this interplay between rights and duties.Understanding Business and Personal Law The Law of Torts
  • 14. Section 4.1 Intentional Torts Intentional Torts Torts can be committed either intentionally or unintentionally. An intentional tort occurs when a person knows and desires the consequences of his or her act.Understanding Business and Personal Law The Law of Torts
  • 15. Section 4.1 Intentional Torts Assault and Battery The tort of assault occurs when one person deliberately leads another person to believe that he or she is about to be harmed. The tort of battery involves the unlawful, unprivileged touching of another person.Understanding Business and Personal Law The Law of Torts
  • 16. Section 4.1 Intentional Torts Assault and Battery The tort of assault is different from the crime of assault. The victim of a tort assault must know that the tortfeasor meant to commit harm. A tortfeasor is the person who committed the tort.Understanding Business and Personal Law The Law of Torts
  • 17. Section 4.1 Intentional Torts Trespass A trespass is the wrongful damage to or interference with the property of another.Understanding Business and Personal Law The Law of Torts
  • 18. Section 4.1 Intentional Torts Nuisance The tort of nuisance is anything that interferes with the enjoyment of life or property.Understanding Business and Personal Law The Law of Torts
  • 19. Section 4.1 Intentional Torts False Imprisonment Law enforcement officers must have probable cause or a warrant to arrest someone, or they can be sued for false imprisonment, or false arrest.Understanding Business and Personal Law The Law of Torts
  • 20. Section 4.1 Intentional Torts Defamation Defamation is the wrongful act of injuring another’s reputation by making false statements. Libel is a false statement in written form. Slander is a false statement made orally to a third party.Understanding Business and Personal Law The Law of Torts
  • 21. Section 4.1 Intentional Torts Invasion of Privacy Invasion of privacy is interfering with a person’s right to be left alone, which includes the right to be free from unwanted publicity and interference with private matters.Understanding Business and Personal Law The Law of Torts
  • 22. Chapter 4SECTION OPENER / CLOSER:INSERT BOOK COVER ART End of Section 4.1 Intentional Torts