Identify common torts (e.g., assault, battery, defamation, negligence, product liability).
DefinitionIdentification should include the definitions of
- assault—crime of unlawfully causing physical injury to another; or tort of threatening another with bodily harm
- battery—unlawfully striking another person.
- defamation—making a false statement that injures a person’s reputation:
- slander (oral)
- libel (written)
- negligence—an accidental or unintentional tort
- false imprisonment
- invasion of privacy
- intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Related Standards of Learning
History and Social Science
The student will apply social science skills to understand the role of government in the Virginia and United States economies by
- describing the provision of government goods and services that are not readily produced by the market;
- describing government’s establishment and maintenance of the rules and institutions in which markets operate, including the establishment and enforcement of property rights, contracts, consumer rights, labor-management relations, environmental protection, and competition in the marketplace;
- investigating and describing the types and purposes of taxation that are used by local, state, and federal governments to pay for services provided by the government;
- analyzing how Congress can use fiscal policy to stabilize the economy;
- describing the effects of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy on price stability, employment, and the economy; and
- evaluating the trade-offs in government decisions.