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Assault, Battery and Intentional Torts

Not all personal injuries are caused by negligent or reckless behavior. Sometimes an injury is intentionally inflicted. “Intentional torts,” including assault and battery, are purposefully inflicted on one person by another. Contrary to popular belief, assault does not require that the defendant make contact with his victim. Instead, assault is an intentional attempt or threat to inflict injury that places another person in fear of imminent bodily harm. Battery, on the other hand, is the intentional touching of the body of another, in a harmful or offensive manner, without consent. In this section, you’ll find articles on assault, battery, and other intentional torts like false imprisonment.
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