The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business: "Chapter 7, Section 1: Intentional Torts"

Read this section. Intentional torts are legal wrongs that require intent, in the sense that the individual (called a tortfeasor) intended the consequences of his or her actions, or that the tortfeasor knew with substantial certainty that particular consequences would result from his or her actions. Intentional torts may be committed against individuals or against property. Under the doctrine of respondeat superior, an employer can be held liable for an employee's intentional torts. Note the wide variety of intentional torts that are recognized. Be sure to complete the exercises at the end of the section.