This is my torts transferred intent definition. I believe it's from Talmage v. Smith
whether the P may recover depends upon an intention on the part of the D to hit someone or to inflict an unwarranted injury upon somebody. the fact that the D injured someone though not intended does not relieve him of responsibility.
We would use the same case, but a different way of saying the same thing:
(According to the doctrine of transferred intent, if the defendant intends to hit somebody, the defendant will be liable for hitting anybody.) The fact that injury is sustained by an unintentional party does not relieve the actor of responsibility, when that the intent to inflict injury was unwarranted. Talmage v. Smith
BTW, a way to remember what torts transferred intent fits into is:
FITBATC (False Imp., Tresspass, Battery, Assault, Trespass to Chattel)