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15 Cards in this Set

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Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
Intentionally or recklessly engaging in extreme and outrageous conduct which causes the plaintiff severe emotional distress
Intentionally causing harmful or offensive contact with a person or something closely connected to that person
Intentionally placing another in reasonable apprehension of imminent battery
Key Elements of Assault
1. Intent

2. Reasonable Apprehension

3. Imminent Battery
Key Elements of Battery
1. Intent

2. Harmful or Offensive Contact

3. With the person or something closely connected thereto
False Imprisonment
Intentionally confining someone into a bounded area against their will, and they are either injured or aware of that confinement
Key Elements of False Imprisonment
1. Intent (to confine)

2. Confinement

3. Against the plaintiff's will

4. Awareness or injury
Key Elements of Trespass to Land
1. Intent

2. Entry

3. Plaintiff's Land
Trespass to Land
Intentionally entering or causing something to enter the land of the plaintiff, interfering with the plaintiff's posessory interest
Can an object that cannot be seen with the naked eye be the object in a trespass cause of action?
Yes, if the object is particulate in nature
Emile enters Monica's land, thinking it to be his own. Is he committing the tort of trespass to land?
Yes. Even entries in good faith are considered trespass entries.
Intentionally exercising dominion and control over the plaintiff's chattel to such a degree that it leads to substantial interference (severe trespass to chattel)
Trespass to Chattel
Intentionally intermeddling with the plaintiff's chattel
Key Elements of Conversion
1. Intent (to exercise dominion and control)

2. Dominion and control

3. Substantial interference
Key Elements of Trespass to Chattel
1. Intent (to do the act)

2. Interference or Intermeddling

3. Plaintiff's Chattel

4. Harm