Torts: Intentional Torts

Intentional Torts
  • The extreme sensitivity of a plaintiff is ignored if that plaintiff has a valid intentional tort claim
    • We always assume that the plaintiff is a normal/ordinary/typical person, even if that is not the case
  • There are no incapacity defenses
    • On bar, there will be a character who is considered to lack legal capacity in many other branches of the law, and that person engages in a tort, and then will be held liable, and their incapacity is no defense. Be aware of this bar examiner trick.
The intentional torts are:
  • Battery
  • Assault
  • False Imprisonment
  • Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
  • Trespass to Land
  • Trespass to Chattels and Conversion