Q: Thank you for the answer to my question, but what would an intentional tort be?
If tort is a civil wrong, what is an intentional tort?
hitting someone on purpose with your car............
walking up to someone and hitting them or shoving them
Torts are categorized by different mental states. Primarily they are either intentional, such as an assault or a battery, or they can be premised on negligence (a reasonable person standard).
An intentional tort as opposed to a tort that is based on negligence is a tort that requires a higher mental state (i.e. intent). If someone punches you in the face without any provocation, their conduct would be considered intentional.
Hope this helps.
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