Intentional Act Law & Legal Definition


An "intentional act" as one in which the actor either:

1. Consciously desires the physical result of his act, whatever the likelihood of the result happening from his conduct, or

2. Knows that the result is "substantially certain" to follow from his conduct, whatever his desire may be as to that result." Shepherd v. Exxon Mobil Corp. SGS North Am., Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20625, 6-7 (M.D. La. Mar. 11, 2009)