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A tort is a wrongful action, not including a breach of contract, which causes personal injury to another. In the realm of personal injury lawsuits, causes of action arise either out of a defendant's negligence or intentional misconduct. An intentional tort occurs when the defendant either desires to bring about a personal injury or is substantially certain that a personal injury will follow from his conduct.
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One who suffers a personal injury as a result of another's intentional misconduct in New Orleans may seek recovery for damages caused to his person, emotions or reputation. Thus, a personal injury arising from an intentional tort need not include physical harm to the victim. For instance, Louisiana law recognizes personal injury liability for various legal claims not involving a physical injury, such as assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and defamation. Regardless, under Louisiana law, a defendant may be liable for all damages that arise from his intentional tort, including those damages that may have been unforeseen.
Because of the strong public policy against intentional misconduct, Louisiana law allows a victim of an intentional tort, generally speaking, to pierce the workers compensation veil of tort protection. That is to say, the usual workers compensation bar to tort suits may not apply to legal claims arising from intentional torts.