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This torts quiz, given by law school dean and professor William T. Muse on October 25, 1967, consists of one question:

A, pointing a gun at B, chases B down the street and into a crowded store. A corners B and pulls the trigger on the gun but B avoids being hit by darting behind a post. The bullet hits the post and glances off in another direction striking C, a customer. B then picks up a manakin and uses it as a shield while backing into the store manager's glass-enclosed office which is occupied by D, a stenographer. Just before B closes and locks the door the second bullet from A's gun pierces the manakin but is diverted from B. After waiting some time A leaves. What tort or torts, if any, have been committed? By whom? Against whom? Why or why not?

Exam Date


T. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond: Torts Quiz, 25 Oct 1967