Explanation for Common Law (Reiss Torts Class)

Tort law varies by state.  But there are common doctrines that appear in most, if not all, states.  The following addresses those common law doctrines.  

Torts are organized based on how purposeful the injurious action was.  

  • Intentional Torts.  Torts in which the party intended the harm.  
  • Negligence.  Torts in which the party was not as careful as they should have been.  
  • Strict Liability.  Torts in which the intent of the party is not a factor. 

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Battery:  To be held responsible for the the battery of tort, an individual must intentionally cause a harmful or offensive contact, physical or otherwise, to the other person.

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