Torts I

Defense of Others

Shoe-Stepping Approach

Under the shoe-stepping approach, the person coming to defend a third party "steps into the shoes" of the person he is defending. He then has the same rights and the third party defended.

Mistaken Defense of Other Approach

Under the mistaken defense of other approach, an intervener is privileged to act on his reasonable perception.

This is the Restatement and majority view.