Sunday, April 29. 2012 – 01:00 p.m.

As a service to many of our readers. Here is today’s legal definition courtesy of Cornell University Law School.

Intentional Tort defined: A type of tort that can only result from an intentional act of the defendant. Depending on the exact tort alleged, either general or specific intent will need to be proven. Common intentional torts are battery, assault, false imprisonment, trespass to land, trespass to chattels, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary:

A deliberate act that causes harm to another, for which the victim may sue the wrongdoer for damages. Acts of domestic violence, such as assault and battery, are intentional torts (as well as crimes).