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False Imprisonment

False Imprisonment

Learn about the elements of false imprisonment and the requirements for imposing liability on a person for restricting others’ freedom of movement.


Now, it's time to talk about an intentional tort designed to protect the plaintiff from unjustified interference with his or her physical freedom of movement—namely, false imprisonment. Generally speaking, false imprisonment is like the weaker, younger brother of kidnapping. Kidnapping is an extreme form of "false imprisonment," but the tort of false imprisonment is much broader and encompasses much less severe impingement on the plaintiff's freedom of movement than what is necessary in order...

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