Intentional Tort Law and Legal Definition

Intentional tort refers to civil wrongs performed by the actor with an intention to bring harm to the affected person. The plaintiff must prove that the defendant acted with a specific intent to bring such harm on him. For example, where person ‘A’ intentionally attacks a passerby on the street and such passerby incurs medical bills resulting from such harm, ‘A’ is guilty of the intentional tort of battery. Assault, battery, false imprisonment, conversion, trespass to land or chattels and intentional infliction of emotional distress are examples of intentional torts.