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Domestic tort litigation is a relatively new area of civil litigation in many states, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Domestic torts include such things as:

  • Assault & battery
  • Intentional/negligent transmission of a sexually transmitted disease
  • False Imprisonment
  • Intentional infliction of emotional distress
  • Misrepresentation and fraud
  • Conversion
  • Malicious prosecution
  • Abuse of process
  • Tortious interference with custody/visitation
  • Defamation
  • Invasion of right of privacy
  • Negligence

In most states, spouses can sue one another for intentional or negligent injury to their property; however some states will not allow spouses to sue one another for intentional or negligent injury to a spouse's person. All states allow minor children to sue their parents for intentional or negligent injury to the child's property and all states allow suit to be brought against parents by an emancipated child for personal injury to the child's person.