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Aaron Points a Gun at Bridget and Threatens to Shoot Her. Aaron Knows that the Gun is Not Loaded but Bridget Does Not. Which of the Following Most Accurately States the Likely Outcome If Bridget Sues - Legal Reasoning

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MCQ

Aaron points a gun at Bridget and threatens to shoot her. Aaron knows that the gun is not loaded but Bridget does not. Which of the following most accurately states the likely outcome if Bridget sues Aaron alleging assault?

Options

  • Bridget’s action will succeed because it was reasonable for her to apprehend that Aaron might shoot her

  • Bridget’s action will succeed if she can show that she believed Aaron might shoot her

  • Bridget’s action will fail because there was no real threat

  • Bridget’s action will fail because Aaron never had any intention to shoot Bridget

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Solution

Bridget’s action will succeed because it was reasonable for her to apprehend that Aaron might shoot her

Concept: Law of Torts (Entrance Exams)
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