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This torts exam, given by law school dean and professor William T. Muse on May 20, 1970, begins with the question:

Flourishing a revolver, A pursues B down the street and into a crowded store where he is cornered. As his finger tightens on the trigger, B sinks to the floor so that the bullet strikes C, who is directly behind B. B then picks up a silver tray from a display, using it as a shield. The next bullet pierces the tray but is diverted from B. What, if any, are the liabilities of the parties? Why or why not?

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T. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond: Torts Exam, 20 May 1970