tort liability

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Overview

Battery exists in both the tort law context and the criminal law context. In tort law, assault is considered an intentional tort.

Definition

1. In criminal law, this is a physical act that results in harmful or offensive contact with...

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Oral argument: Feb. 28, 2012

Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (Sep. 17, 2010)

ALIEN TORT STATUTE, CORPORATIONS, INTERNATIONAL LAW, TORT LIABILITY

Petitioners Esther Kiobel and others, on behalf of a...