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This Torts exam, given by law school dean and professor William T. Muse on May 28, 1952, begins with the question:

H, the divorced husband of W, entered W's house unannounced, found her and their child C, a boy of 11 years, together in the library, closed the door and said: "You are not fit to be a mother. I know you have been hanging around with that bum and I am taking my child out of this. Now don't scream and don't try calling your mother." Whereupon H snatched C away from W and carried him off. W later recovered the custody of C, but the incident caused her intense mental distress, humiliation and resentment. Discuss H's possible tort liabilities.

Exam Date


T. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond: Torts Exam, 28 May 1952