- Civil Law allows recovery for physical and economic injury, due to harm caused through the fault of others.
- Responsible to pay compensation
Intentional Tort examples
Assault and Battery, False Imprisonment/Merchant Exception, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, Wrongful Interference with a Contract, Defamation.
False Imprisonment / Merchant Exception
Intentional confinement or restraint without justification by threat or physical force / detaining a shoplifter: reasonable cause, reasonable manner, reasonable time
Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
an intentional act that amounts to extreme and outrageous conduct resulting in severe emotional distress to another
Wrongful Interference with a Contract
Four elements must be proven:
1. valid contract
2. 3rd party with knowledge of contract
3. 3rd party induces the breach of contract
4. plaintiff suffered damages