What is an intentional tort?
An intentional tort is a civil wrong that is committed by a person intentionally resulting in injury to another.
For instance, if I run my car into you on purpose with the idea of hurting you then that may be the intentional tort of assault and battery.
If I lie to you for the purpose of deceiving you and causing you to incur some expense or some damage as a result of my lying to you then I may have committed a fraud upon you and may be sued for that intentional tort of fraud.
Other intentional torts are defamation,abuse of process,conversion,malicious prosecution,trespass,conspiracy and false imprisonment.
See Brien Roche’s book Law 101 published by Sphinx Publishing for more information on this subject.
For more information on this topic contact Brien Roche, practicing personal injury litigation in the Northern Va. and Washington D.C. area for over 35 years.