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Torts: Restatements

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

Useful Definitions

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

Intentional Torts: A tort committed by someone acting with general or specific intent.

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

Specific Intent: The intent to accomplish the precise criminal act that one is later charged with.

Strict Liability: Liability that does not depend on proof of negligence or intent to do harm but that is based instead on a duty to compensate the harms proximately caused by the activity or behavior subject to the liability rule. 

All definitions come from Black’s Law Dictionary (11th ed. 2019).

Restatements of the Law