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The definition of assault varies by jurisdiction, but is generally defined as intentionally putting another person in reasonable apprehension of an imminent harmful or offensive contact. Physical injury is not required.

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Did the Gonzalez Act waive sovereign immunity for medical battery claims, thus allowing suits directly against the United States for medical battery by military doctors immune from...

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Lewis and Clarke’s five-year voyage to the Supreme Court began on October 22, 2011 with the chance encounter of Brian and Michelle Lewis (“Lewis”) and William Clarke (“Clarke”) in Norwalk, Connecticut. See Lewis v. Clarke, 135 A.3d 677, 679 (Conn. 2016...

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In March 2007, Carol Sachs purchased a four-day Eurail pass for travel in Austria and the Czech Republic from Rail Pass Experts (“RPE”), a Massachusetts company. See Sachs v. Republic of Austria, 737 F.3d 584, 587 (9th Cir. 2013). Sachs purchased the...

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In tort law, a defense that can be used against charges of trespass where a defendant interferes with a plaintiff's property in an emergency situation to protect the community or society as a whole from a greater harm that would have occured if the...

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On August 14, 2002 the Williamsons were driving in a 1993 Mazda MPV minivan through Utah. See Brief for Petitioners, Delbert Williamson, et al. at 16. Petitioner Delbert Williamson was driving, and his wife, Thanh Williamson and their daughter Alexa...