Transferred Intent for Assault and Battery


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Which of the following is NOT a tort of transferred liability?

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1. Marco was upset that his friend, Polo, was flirting with his girlfriend. Furious about this, Marco threw a punch at Polo. Polo ducked and Marco's fist connected with an old lady seated directly in the next seat. As she fell of the bar stool, she hit her head, causing injury to her skin and scalp. What is likely to happen?

2. We know that if a rock is thrown at a barking dog but hits a neighbor, it is considered battery. What tort occurs when he throws the rock at a neighbor's dog?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet test your knowledge of the legal perception of transferred intent for assault and battery. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include transferred liability and the five torts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Talmage v. Smith
  • Transferred liability
  • The five torts
  • Transferred intent

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about how transferred liability works
  • Making connections - apply understanding of the concept of transferred liability to real-world examples
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about Talmage v. Smith

Additional Learning

Take a little time to review the lesson called Transferred Intent for Assault and Battery to further examine transferred liability. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define transferred liability
  • Recognize the five torts
  • Explain the decision in Talmage v. Smith