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Willful Tort

Definition - What does Willful Tort mean?

A willful tort is a harmful act that is undertaken for the purpose of causing intentional harm to physical property. If a person were to intentionally damage another person's vehicle for the intent of breaking it, that person could be charged with a willfull tort. In most willful tort cases, the fine is remediary and is intended to repair the damage caused. Punitive damages can be gained in a willful tort case for loss of opportunity and the emotional stress that was caused by the tort.

Justipedia explains Willful Tort

A willful tort is an intentional crime that is known to be illegal before commencement and is done for the specific purpose of harming or causing financial loss to another person.

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