The day after Thanksgiving, known as “Black Friday,” is the day when the holiday shopping season starts. People rush out to the malls and big-box stores in hopes of finding the perfect gifts and the best deals. But “Black Friday” has also become more synonymous with acts of violence. Continue reading “Getting More Than You Bargained For: Injuries, Violence Mar “Black Friday” Sales”
In a previous article titled, “Intentional Torts: What Are They?” the three main intentional torts (battery, assault, and false imprisonment) were explained. Many people may believe that, since a tort has been committed against them, they are entitled to damages. However, this may not hold true, as there are defenses to intentional torts. A few defenses to intentional torts include:
- Self-defense and defense of others;
- Defense of property;
- Consent; and
A tort is considered to be a civil wrongful act or an infringement of a right, which leads to civil legal liability. An intentional tort carries intent, meaning that the person committing the tort had the purpose or knowledge of doing so. A few common intentional torts include:
- Assault; and
- False Imprisonment.