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Quiz 2 Business Law & the Legal Environment
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In Whitlock v. University of Denver, on what basis did the jury attribute 72 percent of the total damages amounting to $5,256,000 to the University?
In Lester v. Albers Super Markets, Inc., which of the following reasons was held by the court for its decision?
There was no force or threat of any character.
Which of the following statements about malicious prosecution is true?
The criminal proceeding must terminate in the plaintiff's favor in order for his suit to be sustained.
Which of the following is the constitutional right of an accused?
The prosecutor may not use evidence willfully taken by the police in violation of constitutional rights.
Which of the following is an example of a battery?
A person poking someone in the chest with his/her finger to emphasize a point.
Which of the following CANNOT be termed as a larceny?
Tom walks through an apple orchard and plucks an apple from the tree and eats it.
_____ is a serious kind of crime, usually involving potential imprisonment of six months or more.
Which of the following is true about the procedure for criminal prosecutions?
The grand jury does not sit to determine guilt or innocence of the accused.
_____ is the wrongful taking and carrying away of the personal property of another with intent to steal the same.
_____ is the crime of giving a false oath orally in a judicial proceeding.
Which of the following is true in case of forgery?
The forged instrument must itself be false, not merely contain a falsehood.
A defense to a plaintiff's action in tort where the plaintiff has knowingly and voluntarily entered into a hazardous activity which results in injury is known as _____.
assumption of risk
An "act of God," is sometimes called _____.
A New York statute makes it a(n) _____ to use the name, portrait, or picture of any person for advertising purposes or for the purposes of trade (business) without first obtaining written consent.
In which of the following cases will a defendant be charged?
Claire's car had a broken indicator, but she did not have time to get it repaired. Lily borrowed the car, but Claire forgot to inform her about the indicator. While parking the car, Lily met with an accident.
Which of the following statements about crime is true?
A corporation may be convicted and fined for violations by employees.
Identify the legal doctrine which states that the higher authority must respond to claims brought against one of its agents.
Which of the following is true in State v. Mills?
Intent to repay a loan obtained on the basis of a false representation of the security for the loan is no defense.
Which of the following holds true in the case of assault and battery?
If a man throws a rock at his neighbor who dodges it, the man has committed a battery.
Which of the following truly defines "res ipsa loquitur"?
It means that the plaintiff would not have suffered injury but for someone's negligence.
Which of the following is true about criminal law?
It is the most ancient branch of law.
Which of the following is a proximate cause?
A cause that is foreseeable.
Which of the following is true about homicide?
A homicide can be murder even if there is no intent to kill.
Which of the following is true in case of a tort?
The judgment against a defendant in a civil tort suit is usually expressed in monetary terms.
In Katko v. Briney, the plaintiff was injured by a spring gun while trespassing on the defendant's property. The court held that it was a(n) _____.
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