Examples of intentional torts include fraud, misrepresentation, false imprisonment, slander and libel, according to Nolo. Assault, battery and wrongful death may be considered intentional torts and crimes depending on the circumstances of each case. An intentional tort means someone committed a negligent act on purpose to harm another person.Continue Reading
Fraud involves a person who deceives others intentionally for personal gain or to damage another party. Slander and libel relate to false statements made by one party that damage the reputation of another. False imprisonment happens when someone purposely restricts the freedom of another person, notes Nolo. Assault and battery occur when a party causes physical harm to another person's body. Wrongful death asserts one party's intentional actions caused another person's death.
Other types of intentional torts include infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy, trespass and conversion, according to FindLaw. Inflicting emotional distress occurs when someone's outrageous behavior harms another person through emotional distress or bodily harm. Invasion of privacy happens when one party interferes with the rights of another to be left alone. Trespass involves using someone's property without permission. Conversion is when a person takes another's property and converts it to his own use. Conversion, as a crime, is otherwise known as stealing, and some of these intentional torts can be classified as crimes if there is enough evidence for prosecution.Learn more about Foreign Laws
Grounds for libel and slander require the plaintiff to prove the defendant made a defamatory statement about the plaintiff, the defendant publicized the communication to a third party and the publisher acted negligently in publishing the communication. The plaintiff must also prove special damages, according to FindLaw.Full Answer >
There are two types of false accusations, libel and slander, which can be prosecuted in court through a lawsuit. Libel occurs when the false accusation is written down, and might occur in a magazine, a newspaper or on the Internet.Full Answer >
A civil lawsuit is any court case that is not a criminal case, according to MassLegalHelp.org, and the most common forms of civil suits include libel, slander, personal injury and breach of contract. It is possible to resolve a large portion of civil suits without going to trial.Full Answer >
Examples of bad business ethics include criminal activities such as fraudulent accounting practices, tax evasion, larceny and securities fraud, according to Forbes. There are also bad business ethics that are not criminal acts but can lead to civil penalties, such as falsifying a performance review, notes Scott Thompson of Demand Media.Full Answer >