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This torts exam, given by law school dean and professor William T. Muse on May 18, 1960, begins with the question:

In a crowded tavern A, a patron tries to get familiar with a young woman sitting at a table near B, another patron. B pushes A away and slaps his face. A is about to retaliate when the tavern bouncer, without prior request, shoves them both out. B gets a wrench from his car, enters the tavern and seeks out the bouncer. The latter shoots at B, misses him, and strikes A who is just entering tho door to recover his hat and coat. What are A's rights, if any, against B and the bouncer? Give full reasons.

Exam Date


T. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond: Torts Exam, 18 May 1960