willful tort

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A willful tort is a tort that is committed in an intentional and conscious way. It is a harmful act that is committed with the wish to harm another person. It is an act that is neither accidental nor due to negligence

Cases such as this one from Missouri, explain that “to constitute a ‘willful tort,’ the harm must have been intentionally inflicted.”

See also: willful

[Last updated in August of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team]