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Security Law and Methods by James Pastor

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Part Two

Intentional Torts and Claims

This section will present various intentional torts and claims, and outline typical causes of action found in security litigation.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY: CAUSE OF

ACTION AND ELEMENTS

An assault occurs where a person (1) acts intending to cause a harmful or offensive contact with the person of the other or a third person, or an imminent apprehension of such contact, and (2) the other is thereby put in such imminent apprehension of receiving a battery.1 Battery goes one step beyond assault in that a harmful contact actually occurs.2

FALSE ARREST, FALSE IMPRISONMENT,

AND MALICIOUS PROSECUTION:

CAUSE OF ACTION AND ELEMENTS

The above causes of action were combined in this section based on the commonality of their ...

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