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Torts: Intentional
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  • Video ~ Torts -- Intentional

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A "tort" is some kind of wrongful act that causes harm to someone else. This definition covers a wide range of actions, and the legal field of torts is split up into many different subcategories. One of the ways torts are split up is by the mental state of the person that does the wrongdoing. When the person that acts wrongly actually intends to perform the action, it becomes what is known as an "intentional tort."

  • Video ~ Conversion
What is the tort of "Conversion"? This video discusses "Conversion", where defendant intentionally and without authority deprives plaintiff of the use of his personal property.

False imprisonment is the unlawful restraint of a person against her will by someone without legal authority or justification.

Not all torts result in bodily harm. Some cause harm to a person's reputation instead. Defamation is the general tort that encompasses statements that damage one's reputation. There are different forms of defamation, including libel and slander. The difference between libel and slander is simply whether the statements are written (libel) or spoken (slander).

  • Video ~ How Do You Prove Libel and Slander?

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