Law of tort assingment helpWatch
each other. Before Bill arrives at work one morning, Dave loosens the screws on Bill’s
office chair. When Bill sits on the chair it collapses and he falls to the ground, injuring
his shoulder. Dave starts laughing and Bill shouts at him, saying that if he were not
injured he would punch him. Their manager, Tom, hears the shouting. When he realises
what has happened he grabs Dave, pushes him into his office and tells him to stay there.
Tom closes the door but does not lock it. He tells Sam, another staff member, to stand
outside the office and to stop Dave if he tries to leave. After two hours Tom opens the
office door and tells Dave to go home. Discuss the potential liability of the parties for
trespass to the person.
2. Explain the essential elements of a tort highlighting the maxim “Injuria Sine Damnum”,
The plaintiff suffered massive monetary loss due to his unauthorized banquet halt,
located in a residential colony, being selectively sealed, by the competent authority, in
compliance with a resolution passed by his political rivals. Discuss, whether tortious
liability arises in this case.
3. David takes his young son Eddie to a local theme park, Fundays. David takes Eddie on
the ‘Fright-of-your-life’ roller coaster. Owing to negligent maintenance by Fundays the
harness holding Eddie breaks and he plunges to the ground suffering massive injuries.
Georgina sees the fall and the injuries to Eddie. She now suffers from post-traumatic
stress disorder. David phones his wife Hannah who drives directly to the hospital. She
arrives one hour later to find that Eddie has died. She suffers from grief and severe
depression. Ian, a paramedic who treats Eddie at the scene, is so horrified by the injuries
that he suffers post-traumatic stress disorder. David has become withdrawn and terrified
1) Torts of trespass to the person (an introduction and overview can be found here https://www.lawteacher.net/free-law-...-to-person.php)
2) An overview of the maxim can be found here https://lexforti.com/legal-news/damn...a-sine-damnum/
3) Secondary victims and psychiatric harm (summarised here https://www.lexisnexis.co.uk/legal/g...ondary-victims)
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