Torts I, Pages 31–32

Cole v. Turner

Nisi Prius, 1704


  • The least touching of another in anger is a battery.

  • If people touch each other gently in a narrow passage without violence or design of harm, it will not be battery.

  • If one uses violence against another to force his way in a rude inordinate manner or to a degree that may do hurt, it is a battery.