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This torts exam, given by law school dean and professor William T. Muse on May 21, 1964, begins with the question:

A and B, Army buddies, return from a two- year tour of military duty in Viet Nam and meet A' s former fiancee, C, who has thrown him over. A begins by saying: "You two-timing slut." She slaps his face and then has hysterics. A shakes her to bring her out of what seems t o be a fit, when D, her current passion, coming around the corner, sees the tableau and strikes at A intending to hit him in the face and knock him down. The blow misses A and lands on B opening an old wound from which he dies. C becomes ill. What, if any, are the liabilities of the parties? Give reasons.

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T. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond: Torts Exam, 21 May 1964