A tort based on willful or intentional acts committed by the wrongdoer.

An intentional tort is a wrong committed by one who intends by his or her action to bring about a harmful result or knows that the wrongful result is substantially certain to occur.

Based on key holdigns in this area, courts generally agree that neither insanity nor infancy automatically bars liability for intentional torts so long as the harm causing action was voluntary.

Examples of intentional torts include the following:  battery, assault, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, trespass, and conversion.

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