Defense Against Intentional Torts And Punitive Damages

Intentional tort claims pose high risk for businesses. Because these torts are typically excluded from insurance coverage — and because they often present aggravated liability and damages exposure — they must be defended vigorously at every stage of litigation.

Understanding The Nuances Of These Claims

Allegations of intentional torts may include a wide range of willful actions, some of which will have been allegedly taken with a conscious disregard for the safety of others, such as:

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • False imprisonment
  • Intentional infliction of emotional distress
  • Fraud
  • Conversion

A finding in favor of the plaintiffs on any of these claims can result in steep damage awards, including compensation for pain and suffering, financial losses and punitive damages.

In California, punitive damages are calculated, in part, based on the net worth of the liable defendant. For large companies, punitive damages may number well into the millions of dollars. As a result, it is critical to work with a legal team that understands the stakes involved.

A Boutique Practice With An Outstanding Record Of Success

At Frassetto Law, LLP, we excel at defending against intentional torts and punitive damages. Our attorneys are well-versed in the challenges posed by these claims, and vigorously and relentlessly attack them at every stage of the litigation, historically with unerring success.

The boutique nature of our defense practice enables us to provide efficient, cost-effective and hands-on legal services. Read more about our innovative approach to litigation.

A strong record of success has earned our legal team an esteemed reputation across Northern and Central California. Our lawyers work with business clients of all sizes, from small, local businesses to Fortune 100 companies.

Learn more about our practice by calling our office in Oakland’s historic Jack London Square at 510-817-0465.