brass knuckles, slingshots or other weapon of like kind or description shall, on conviction, be fined not less than $50.00 nor more than $500.00, and may also be imprisoned in the county jail or sentenced to hard labor for the county for not more than six months.
Wal-Mart for exchange • Couldn’t find another phone • Retrieved phone from employee & left • Detained by security, handcuffed & arrested • Acquitted of shoplifting • Sued for false imprisonment: $3.2M verdict
degree of reprehensibility of the defendant’s conduct; The ratio to the compensatory damages awarded (actual or potential harm inflicted on the plaintiff); and Comparison of the punitive damages award and civil or criminal penalties that could be imposed for comparable misconduct.
employees!), etc. • Emergency helicopter crew • Physician gratuitously advises medical personnel at the scene of an emergency episode by direct voice contact • Mine rescue planning and recovery operations • A person who without compensation renders emergency care to a person suffering from cardiac arrest • Licensed engineer, etc.
that the sale of alcohol: – was contrary to the provisions of law – was the cause of intoxication and – resulted in the plaintiff's injury. creative commons licensed (BY-NC-ND) flickr photo by Adam Kuban: https://flic.kr/p/4Fse53
negligent, π recovers nothing --OR-- • Comparative Negligence – If π is negligent, π’s recovery is reduced • Assumption of Risk – π knew risk involved in activity and voluntarily undertook that risk • Superseding Cause • unforeseeable event occurring after negligence that causes harm
defective product defect was the cause in fact of injury and is traceable to the defendant without substantial modification to the condition in which it was sold duty to design and manufacture reasonably product