LAW 511-002 – Torts I

Battery


Battery is an intentional touching of another in an offensive or harmful manner.

No injury is required.

Offensive

Offensiveness is whether it is offensive to an ordinary person, not to one unduly sensitive as to personal dignity. Time, place, circumstances, and people are considered.

Touching an item is considered touching the person if he is holding or otherwise in intimate contact with the item.