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 ...