What Is 'Battery' Under English Common Law?

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Battery' under the English common law, is an intentional tort, where you intentionally cause another person, in this case, the victim, harmful or offensive touching, which would not be something that was socially acceptable. For example, if you brushed against someone in a subway in New York, that's something that would be acceptable, and normal in the community of New York. But, brushing up against somebody in a subway, and touching them in a part of their body that would not normally be touched, would be deemed something that could be harmful or offensive. And therefore, you would have a cause of action for the intentional tort of battery. Thanks for watching our video Tort Law Terms For more how to videos, expert advice, instructional tips, tricks, guides and tutorials on this subject, visit the topic Tort Law. *Disclaimer, This is a free, educational video created by Michael Ehline and VideoJug. It is not intended as legal advice. Each state and jurisdiction may have its own laws. This video series is intended to provide general information as would be taught in a law school. To learn more about making your own video, contact us to learn more about personal injury law generally, or to update or make corrections, contact attorney Michael Ehline at https://losangelesaccidentpersonalinjury.attorney/video-library/ at (213) 596-9642.