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This Torts exam, given by law school dean and professor William T. Muse on May 23, 1950, begins with the question:

Flourishing a revolver, A pursues B into a crowded store. As A's finger tightens on the trigger, B sinks to the floor so that the bullet strikes C, who is directly behind B. Then B moves quickly behind D, who is struck by the next bullet. B then picks up a silver tray belonging to the storekeeper, using it as a shield. The third bullet pierces the tray but is diverted from B, who then throws a paperweight at A. The weight misses A but knocks off E's hat. For what, if anything, is B liable?

Exam Date


T. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond: Torts Exam, 23 May 1950