A tort is a civil wrong for which the law provides a remedy. The law of torts is generally separated into negligence and intentional torts. Under the common law "duty/breach" analysis, negligence is an act or omission that breaches a duty and causes harm. Generally, people have the duty to act as "reasonably prudent persons" and if a person does not act as a reasonably prudent person and an injury results, the person may be liable in tort.
Intentional torts include:
Torts Against the Person -Battery -Assault -False imprisonment -Intentional infliction of emotional distress
Torts Against Property -Trespass to land -Trespass to chattels -Conversion -Intentional interference with a contractual relationship
Torts Against Economic and Dignitary Interests -Defamation -Slander -Libel -Invasion of privacy