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Zittrain Torts Playlist Spring 2013

Victorie A. Picard v. Barry Pontiac-Buick, Inc. et al.

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Should intentional contact with an object attached to the plaintiff constitute battery? For the tort of assault, should we consider if defendant intended to cause apprehension in the plaintiff? Plaintiff received contradictory results from safety inspections conducted by defendant and another automobile service provider. When plaintiff attempted to photograph the defendant for a local news "troubleshooter" report, defendant touched the camera and protested the picture-taking.