4 Examples of an Intentional Tort

Assault – the causing of a reasonable apprehension of harm that is likely to occur with the present ability to cause such harm

Battery – harmful or offensive touching of the person of another

Defamation – oral (known as “slander”) or written (known as “libel”) communication intended to cause a person to be hated, ridiculed, caused to be shunned by others, or injures a person in his/her occupation

False imprisonment – keeping a person in a specific location against his/her will without justification

Intentional infliction of emotional distress – an act which a person does against another with the intent to cause the injury to another. Typically, the act must be that of extreme and outrageous conduct to give rise to compensation to the injured party

In an intentional tort, the person wants to cause the consequences from his/her act or believes that the consequences of the act are reasonably certain to occur (as opposed to being negligent where the injury was not necessarily intended).

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One Response to “4 Examples of an Intentional Tort”

  • andrea center June 26th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    if someone knew that another person had a a bad leg from previous injury and currently had a broken back which this person leg was broken in 14 places and as rods replacing bone and intentionally shoves them causing them to fall causing a knee injury which causes that person with the bad leg having to have the knee replaced artificialy would’nt that follow under an intentional tort or intentional infliction of emotional distress

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