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Intentional Torts


​Intentional torts are ​intentional acts of misconduct causing harm to person, property, fiduciary relationship, business relationship, even a 3rd party business relationship (tortious interference with a contract or business relationship), consumer relationship, or reputation. Fraud is also an intentional tort and is cause for seeking compensation or punishment to address the wrong.  There are a myriad of acts that comprise these acts of misconduct, including the wrongful denial of insurance claims and intentional infliction of emotional distress.


The Bozeman Law Firm is ready to enforce your rights and seek a remedy for all of these acts, and many more, that cause you or your business harm. Examples of these acts are included below:


An example of intentionally or recklessly causing bodily harm to someone would be if a pharmacy purposefully filled your prescription with a completely different one than the one you were prescribed that resulted in physical pain or some other injury to your well being. This type of example would actually fall under a healthcare claim (because a pharmacy is a healthcare provider), but conceptually, it is illustrative of an intentional tort claim of bodily harm. 


An example of intentionally or recklessly causing property damage would be if a business utilized machinery on a neighbor's parking lot, causing extensive damage to that parking lot.


An example of intentionally or recklessly causing harm to a fiduciary relationship would be if an individual who has a duty to act solely in another's interest (i.e. a director has a fiduciary duty to his/her shareholders), acted adversely to that interest.


Examples of intentionally or recklessly causing harm to a business relationship would be if a business intentionally or recklessly acted in a way causing harm to another business outside of contractual scope or harmfully interfered with another business relationship between two other businesses (tortious interference with a contract or business relationship).


An example of intentionally, recklessly, or even negligently causing harm to a consumer relationship would be if a seller sold a product with no utility to a consumer by misleading, purposefully or accidentally, the consumer to purchase it. The product could be defective or it could be a product that does not at all do what the seller claims it does.


An example of intentionally or recklessly causing harm to reputation would be if one party defamed another through slander or libel.


An example of ​fraud would be if one business intentionally misrepresented any information  to another business that induced that business into entering a contract with the business making the misrepresentation. The business committing the fraud has no intention to perform all or some of its contractual obligations. 


Many of these acts are actionable if they are the result of negligence, as well. The Bozeman Law Firm will enforce your rights to seek a remedy for harmful, negligent conduct.