intentional tort – committed with intent (i.e. battery, false imprisonment, trespass)

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intentional tort:

1. A tort committed by someone acting with general or specific intent.  *  Examples include battery, false imprisonment, and trespass to land. — aka willful tort. Cf. NEGLIGENCE. [1]

Various Classifications of Intentional Torts:

prima facie tort – an unjustified, intentional infliction of harm on another, resulting in damages, by an act(s) that would otherwise be lawful.


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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6



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