The Elements of Intentional Torts
Assignment 3.2: The Elements of Intentional Torts
When conducting a deposition, attorneys frequently organize questions around the elements of the torts and defenses in the case. For this assignment, you will analyze a scenario and identify the elements of intentional torts using a column technique. To determine if the elements of each tort have been satisfied, you will draft deposition questions.
At the Los Angeles International Airport, actor Russell Brand and his fiancée Katy Perry worked their way through a crowd of celebrity photographers, otherwise known as the paparazzi. Russell shoved a photographer named Don, who he thought was bothering Katy. After the incident, Andrew, another member of the paparazzi, made a citizen’s arrest to detain Russell until police could arrive. Police arrived and charged Russell with battery. Don the photographer is suing Russell for assault and battery. Russell is suing Andrew, the paparazzi member who detained him, for false imprisonment and false arrest. Your firm represents Russell, and your supervising attorney will be deposing the two photographers.