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BUGusa, Inc., Worksheet

Use the scenarios in the Bugusa, Inc., link located on the student website to answer the following questions.

Scenario: WIRETIME, Inc., Advertisement

Has WIRETIME, Inc., committed any torts? If so, explain.

Yes, they have committed liable by saying the devices is low quality and do not work reliably for more than one month. They are trying to hurt BUGusa reputation. (Is this called Defamation) because the Wiretime had tendency to harm BuGusa reputation.

Scenario: WIRETIME, Inc. (Janet)

Has WIRETIME, Inc. committed any torts? If so, explain.

Yes, a business competition tort, interference with existing contractual relationship. Wiretime can be sued because they interfered with Janet’s contract with BUGusa, by asking her to work for Wiretime while she is still under contract with BUGusa

Scenario: WIRETIME, Inc. (Steve and Walter)

Discuss any liability BUGusa, Inc., may have for Walter’s actions. False Imprisonment intentional infliction of a confinement upon another party.

Walter committed infliction of emotional distress by telling Steve he would hurt him if he didn’t tell him what he told Wiretime about BUGusa. Walter also held Steve in a soundproof room for six hours, which could also be false imprisonment.

Scenario: BUGusa, Inc., Plant Parking Lot

What defenses may be available to BUGusa, Inc.? Explain your answer.

Assumption of the risk is a defense BUGusa can use because it had been stated that Shady Town, USA has been plagues with a crime wave recently. BUSusa can argue the driver knew about the crime wave and still went to deliver without any kind of help.Is this one strict liability because how do we know the delivery person knew about the crime in the area.

Scenario: BUGusa, Inc. (Randy and Brian)

What defenses may be available to BUGusa, Inc.? Explain your answer.

A comparative negligence can be used for the defense because Randy did not yield to the...