Category Archives: Intentional Torts

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The Glove Did Fit

In one of the trials of the century involving O. J. Simpson, he was asked for some reason, to put on the supposed glove that was used by the murderer and, as we all may recall, the glove did not … Continue reading

Slander Per Se

Slander per se is actionable without proof of what are called special damages according to injury attorney Brien Roche. Slander is a form of defamation.  In general, defamation is any false statement which produces injury to a person.  Defamation can come in … Continue reading

Fraudulent Misrepresentation

Fraud in the legal context is a frequently misused allegation.  Fraud, or what is also called fraudulent misrepresentation,is somewhat akin to lying.  However, from a legal point if view it is slightly different.  Technically what fraud is is an intentional … Continue reading

Parental Rights Virginia

Injury Attorney Comments On Parental Rights Virginia Parental rights in Virginia may be more important than you thought notes injury attorney Brien Roche. The Virginia Supreme Court recently in the case of Wyatt v. McDermott, held that a natural father … Continue reading


Scienter is a term that relates to the knowledge of the wrongdoer.  Certain types of claims do require some scienter.  For instance, in a fraud claim scienter is necessary.  Scienter in that context means that the person committing the fraud must … Continue reading

Criminal Versus Tort

Criminal versus tort: There may on occasion be some overlap between criminal law and tort law.  For instance, certain criminal acts may also be called tortious, i.e. constituting a basis for a tort claim. If you get punched in the … Continue reading

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