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torts
A civil wrongdoing not arising from a breach of contract. A breach of legal duty that proximately causes harm or injury to another.
business torts
Wrongful interferences with the business rights of others
intentional torts
A wrongful act knowingly commited (unintentional meanst the opposite)
assault
Any intentional, unexcused act that creates in another person a reasonable apprehension or fear of immediate harmful or offensive contact
battery
An unexcused and harmful or offensive physical contact intentionally performed
malice
(Look up)
actionable
Capable of serving as the basis of a lawsuit. An actionable claim can be pursued in a lawsuit or other court action
Defamation
Anything published or publicly spoken that causes injury to another's good name, reputation, or character
Libel
Defamation in writing or other permanent form (such as digital recording) having the quality of permanence
Slander115
Defamation in oral form
fraudulent misrepresentation
Any misrepresentation, either by misstatement or omission of a material fact, knowingly made with the intention of deceiving another and on which a reasonable person would and does rely to his or her detriment
puffery
A salesperson's often exaggerated claims concerning the quality of property offered for sale. Such claims involve opinions rather than facts and are not considered to be legally binding promises or warranties.
Conversion
Any act depriving an owner of personal property without that owner's permission and without just cause.
Slander of quality
The publication of false information about another's product, alleging that it is not what its seller claims
Slander of title
The publication of a statement that denies or casts doubt on another's legal ownership of any property, causing financial loss to that property's owner