Wrongful Act Law and Legal Definition

Wrongful act means any act, misstatement, or omission in violation of the law, especially the civil law. A wrongful act infringes the rights of another to his/her damage, unless it be done in the exercise of an equal or superior right. Wrongful acts includes illegal acts, acts that are immoral, anti social, or libel to result in a civil suit, error, misstatement, or breach of duty by an officer or director of a company that results in a lawsuit against the company.