Malicious Injury – a physical or non-physical injury resulting from a willful act committed with knowledge that it is likely to injure another or with reckless disregard of the consequences

malicious injury:
(16c)

1. An injury resulting from a willful act committed with knowledge that it is likely to injure another or with reckless disregard of the consequences.

2. MALICIOUS MISCHIEF. [1]

1. A wrongful injury intentionally inflicted by one person upon another.  State ex rel. Durner v Huegin, 110 Wis 189. [2]

1. A wrongful injury intentionally inflicted by one person upon another without legal excuse or justification, or without regard to its consequences. [3]

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

[3]:  Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition by Jack Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.

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