Skip to main content

Torts: Restatements

Torts resources for 1Ls, bar examinees, and other patrons


Useful Definitions

General IntentThe intent to perform an act even though the actor does not desire the consequences that result.

Intentional TortsA tort committed by someone acting with general or specific intent.

Negligent TortsA tort committed by failure to observe the standard of care required by law under the circumstances.

Specific IntentThe intent to accomplish the precise criminal act that one is later charged with.

Strict LiabilityLiability that does not depend on actual negligence or intent to harm, but that is based on the breach of an absolute duty to make something safe.

All definitions come from Black’s Law Dictionary

Restatements of the Law