Defenses to Intentional Torts

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:

Intentional Torts: What Are They?

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:

  • Battery;
  • Assault; and
  • False Imprisonment.

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