Common Intentional Torts
Any action made by the antagonist (the person who attacks the victim) that creates a threat in which the victim reasonably fears an immediate harmful or offensive contact.
Any action made by the antagonist that defines unwanted sexual contact from the antagonist is considered sexual assault.
If the antagonist’s actions do cause actual harmful or offensive contact with the victim.
Any action made by the antagonist, who is in an intimate relationship with the victim, to dominate, intimidate or control the victim unwontedly is considered domestic violence.
Any action where the antagonist forcibly detains the victim or restricts the victim’s freedom to move. These actions can be physical, but can also include threats. A false arrest is a form of false imprisonment. False arrest is any unwarranted detention of an individual. False imprisonment and false arrest are not limited to authority figures, such as police, and can be committed by private citizens as well.
Any action where the antagonist exercises dominion and control over the victim’s property without consent to do so from the victim. Even if the property is returned to the victim, the antagonist is still liable for conversion.
The intentional affliction of emotional distress is defined as extreme or outrageous conduct that intentionally or recklessly causes emotional distress to the victim. Extreme or outrageous conduct is generally defined as being beyond all possible grounds of decency. The definition is not clearly defined and is subjectively decided case-by-case.
Intentional misrepresentation, misstatements, lies, cons, or scams that cause harm to the victim.
Any action made by the antagonist that intentionally interferes with the victim’s ownership of property, or any time the antagonist enters the victim’s premises without consent. See premises liability for more information.
Any false statement or declaration made by the antagonist about the victim, which is presented to at least one other person as being factual and objective. The antagonist must know that the statement or declaration is untrue, or at least made no attempt to investigate the validity of the information before presenting it. In some cases, the victim must prove that the false statement caused them at least some level of harm.