Indicate whether each of the following statements is true or false by writing T or F in the answer column.
1. A tort is a violation of the rights of a particular person. 1. __________
2. Tort law is concerned with compensation for losses suffered by injured parties. 2. __________
3. Defamation includes both libel and slander. 3. __________
4. The tort of libel is concerned with injury to a person’s reputation caused by false statements that are used in testimony in court. 4. __________
5. A person who defames another individual by exhibiting an insulting drawing in a public place could be charged with libel. 5. __________
6. The tort of slander is concerned with injury to a person’s reputation caused by false statements that are spoken. 6. __________
7. Two defenses to charges of defamation are truth and privilege. 7. __________
8. The tort of nuisance does not entail taking another’s property, only detracting from his or her enjoyment of it. 8. __________
9. Liability is the state of being responsible for a wrong or injury. 9. __________
10. The tort of conversion is concerned with acts that deny a person the possession of his or her property. 10. __________
11. The tort of negligence is a form of carelessness. 11. __________
12. Vicarious liability means that one person can be held responsible for the negligent acts of another. 12. __________
13. Negligence per se occurs when a defendant in a case of negligence has violated a law that was enacted in order to prevent the type of injury that occurred. 13. __________
14. The “reasonable person” doctrine is concerned with the appeal to a jury to assume how a person would behave under the best conditions. 14. __________
15. Under the doctrine of comparative negligence, juries attempt to determine how much in percentage terms the plaintiff was at fault and then reduce the verdict by that amount. 15. __________

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