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Assault and Battery | Definition
Assault: A civil assault occurs when there is a reasonable apprehension of an imminent harmful or offensive touching.
Example Scenario 1: While inside a store Bill gets mistaken for a prior shoplifter. He is told to stop or risk the possibility of being tasered. Bill is with his daughter and feared for his safety and that of his 7-year old. This is a civil assault.
Battery: A civil battery occurs when there is an intentional, unlawful and unconsented to, harmful or offensive touching.
Examples of Scenario 1 (cont'd): Bill does what he is told and does not move but the security still tasers him until he falls to the ground unconscious. This is a civil battery.
Note: A civil assault and battery are different than a criminal assault and battery.
Battery | Elements
To establish an injury claim based on a cause of action for battery, the victim must establish all of the following elements:
- That the defendant touched the victim (or caused the plaintiff to be touched) with the intent to harm or offend them;
- That the victim did not consent to the touching;
- That the plaintiff was harmed (or offended); and
- That a reasonable person would have been offended by the touching.
Battery | Rational
A battery is a violation of an individual's interest in freedom from intentional, unlawful, harmful or offensive contact.
Battery | Employer Liability
An employer may be held liable for an assault and battery committed by an employee while they are acting within the scope of their employment.
Ordaz Law, APC | Assault and Battery
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