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What is assault and battery?

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Assault and battery is really two torts in one. By a tort I mean, a civil wrong, a harm of some kind that’s occurred to a person. An assault occurs when a person feels threatened of eminent bodily harm or injury of some kind. The battery is actually the physical contact with the person. So with assault and battery we’re talking about two separate, really torts, intentional torts.

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