Intentional Wrong Law and Legal Definition

Intentional wrong means a wrong that was committed intentionally. In an intentional wrong, mens rea or the mental element of the wrong doer is an important factor in intentional wrong. Intentional wrong is also known as willful wrong. Intentional wrong includes a deliberate intention, not a gross negligence or other concepts involving constructive intent. [New Jersey Mfrs. Ins. Co. v. Joseph Oat Corp., 287 N.J. Super. 190, 196 (App. Div. 1995)].

In the context of insurance law the term intentional wrong includes both intentionally causing injury and 'intentionally doing some act which reasonable and ordinary prudence' would indicate likely to result in injury. [American & Foreign Ins. Co. v. Colonial Mortg. Co., 936 F.2d 1162, 1165 (11th Cir. 1991)].