Tort and Cyber Tort

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Section 1: The Basis of Tort Law * A Tort law is designed to compensate those who have suffered a loss or injury due to another person’s wrongful act. It is meant to obtain compensation (monetary damages) or other remedies for the harm suffered. * The purpose of Tort Law: Tort law tries to protect certain things that society recognizes as an interest worth protecting such as property, intangible interests (personal privacy, family relations, reputation, and dignity) * Types of Damages available in Tort Actions: 1. Compensatory Damages – meant to compensate a plaintiff for actual losses such as special damages (compensation by quantifiable monetary losses) or general damages (compensation by nonmonetary aspects of harm suffered, such as pain and suffering). 2. Punitive Damages – Meant to punish the wrongdoers who have committed a reprehensible or egregious act so as to deter others from similar wrongdoing. This can include gross negligence and intentional tort actions
Section 2: INTENTIONAL TORTS AGAINST PERSONS * In tort law, intent means only that the actor intended the consequences of his or her act or knew with substantial certainty that specific consequences would result from the act * Assault and Battery: Assault is any intentional and unexcused threat of immediate harmful or offensive contact, including words or acts that create in another person a reasonable apprehension of harmful contact. * False Imprisonment: is the intentional confinement or restraint of another person’s activities without justification. * Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress: intentional infliction of emotional distress is an intentional act that amounts to extreme and outrageous conduct resulting in severe emotional distress to another. Mere acts that cause indignity or annoyance alone usually are not…...

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