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What is an Intentional Tort?

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An intentional tort is a civil wrong that is committed by a person on purpose resulting in injury to another.

Examples of Intentional Torts

For instance, if I run my car into you on purpose with the idea of hurting you then that may be the intentional tort. The tort is assault and battery. If I lie to you for the purpose of deceiving you and causing you to incur some expense as a result of my lying then I may have committed a fraud. That is an intentional tort.

Other intentional torts are defamation, abuse of process and conversion. Also malicious prosecution, trespass, conspiracy and false imprisonment.

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See Brien Roche’s book Law 101 published by Sphinx Publishing for more information on this subject.

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For more information about intentional torts see the pages on Wikipedia.

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