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What’s a tort? It’s a wrong that a court is prepared to recognize, usually in the form of ordering the transfer of money (“damages”) from the wrongdoer to the wronged. The court is usually alerted to wrong by the filing of a lawsuit: anyone can walk through the courthouse doors and, subject to the limits explored in civil procedure, call someone else (or, if a company, something) to account.
The first section of our course deals with that group of torts known as intentional. We’ll review the spectrum of intent that marks the sometimes-fuzzy boundaries among wrongs that are done intentionally, those done merely “negligently,” and others in between, and also have a chance to think about what kinds of damages should be on the table once a wrong is established. What happens when an act that’s only a little bit wrongful, even while intentional, results in unexpectedly large harm?
We’ll also discuss the sources that courts turn to in order to answer such questions. Rarely, in tort cases, are those sources the ones laypeople expect: statutes passed by legislatures. Without statutes to guide them, what are courts left with?EDIT PLAYLIST INFORMATION DELETE PLAYLIST
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|1||Show/Hide More||I.A. Righting (or Punishing) the Wrong|
|1.1||Show/Hide More||Vosburg v. Putney--"The Schoolboy Kicker"|
|1.2||Show/Hide More||Alcorn v. Mitchell--"The Angry Spitter"|
|2||Show/Hide More||I.B. The Boundaries of Battery and Assault|
|2.1||Show/Hide More||Garratt v. Dailey--"The Chair-Pulling Five Year Old"|
|2.2||Show/Hide More||Picard v. Barry Pontiac-Buick, Inc.--"The Camera Toucher"|
|3||Show/Hide More||I.C. The Restatement Approach to Assault and Battery|
|3.2||Show/Hide More||CFTC: Petition for Rulemaking concerning the requirements of "Actual Delivery"|
September 18, 2015
Harvard Law School
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