intentional tort

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intentional tort

An intentional wrongful act by a person or entity who means to cause harm, or who knows or is reasonably certain that harm will result from the act.
See also: tort
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While insurance is generally thought of as covering only harm that is fortuitous rather than intentionally caused by the insured, Coverage B, Personal Injury, of the CGL policy (and similar personal injury coverage in other policy forms) provides coverage for "offenses" that are intentional torts, including malicious prosecution.
Intentional torts are, quite simply, intentional acts by one person, and can go in both directions.
treatment of intentional torts, the Restatement discusses state
Fifth, it proposes a new approach to analyzing jurisdiction by considering whether actors who commit intentional torts without a geographic focal point assume the risk of being sued wherever harm occurs.
1997) ("The inherent distinction between negligent and criminal, intentional torts is considerable, and we find it illogical and impractical for a fact-finder to have to compare or balance the two types of conduct.
They covered a broader range of intentional torts to persons or personal property recognized at common law.
Coverage then encompasses basic intentional torts, damages, statutes of limitations, and invasion of privacy.
64) Current tort claims can be understood as fitting within four categories: direct intentional torts, indirect intentional torts, direct unintentional torts, and indirect unintentional torts.
Andrich, (20) held that although the state's Comparative Negligence Act extends beyond ordinary negligence actions to include intentional torts, it does not apply to allow comparative fault apportionment of punitive damages for any type of act.
Before turning to the muddle of intention in contemporary tort law, I begin with how the law of bioethics came to be framed around intentional torts, specifically the tort of battery and lack of informed consent.
Sovereign immunity does not protect public employees from personal liability for their intentional torts, including assault and battery," the judge wrote in a Feb.