Intentional Torts under FTCA
The intentional torts of assault, battery, false imprisonment, false arrest, malicious prosecution, abuse of process, libel, slander, misrepresentation, deceit, or interference with contract rights. 28 U.S.C. § 2680(h). Of these, the assault and battery exemption is of particular importance because the government can often successfully assert this exemption in medical claims where the alleged malpractice can be defined as a battery or assault.