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Defendants and plaintiffs alike can seek personal gain, regardless if the person claiming various actions is deserving of the reward expected. Tort law can be misused and in most cases it is. At times that tort law includes the protective barrier over criminals, and in many cases it is used as exactly that. This paper examines the lives of varied individual in four different cases in which tort law is used, and quite possibly abused.

The Scenario Paper In any courtroom across the country, and more than likely, across the globe, a person can find the use of tort. Over the years, the governing bodies in tort law have transformed it from its common law origins. Tort, as with any law, is forever changing and evolving by the use of lawyers and judges, alike. Despite certain efforts for the reform of tort, it is still difficult to overlook the use of modern torts and fail to see the convoluted system of rules and laws covering the main purpose of tort law. According to the Cornell University Law School website (2010, para. 4), “torts fall into three general categories: intentional torts (e.g., intentionally hitting a person); negligent torts (e.g., causing an accident by failing to obey traffic rules); and strict liability torts (e.g., liability for making and selling defective products).” This paper will examine a few of these types of torts and their possible outcomes.
Scenario One In scenario one, there are several intentional and unintentional tort actions that are displayed. The torts that clearly stand out are battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Actional battery existed when Daniel came into physical contact with Malik by shoving him unnecessarily, which created a reaction of Malik falling and injuring himself. Malik would be the plaintiff in this case and Daniel would be the defendant. Daniel would be the…...

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