Liability

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Which term is broader in scope, malicious arrest or malicious prosecution?

In which case was the term malicious arrest used instead of malicious prosecution?

In which case was the term malicious arrest not used?

According to the text, false imprisonment is classified as a tort under the common law and also as a crime.

According to the text, what are the essential elements of the action for the tort of false imprisonment?

According to the text, why is false imprisonment considered a great offense?

According to the text, what is the definition of false imprisonment?

According to the text, what damages can a person claim in a false imprisonment suit?

According to the text, what are actual damages in a false imprisonment case?

According to the text, who is liable for the damages caused by an unlawful arrest or imprisonment?

According to Judge Cooley, false imprisonment is a wrong that is similar to which of the following wrongs?

According to Blackstone, every confinement of a person is considered an imprisonment, regardless of the location.

According to the Supreme Court of Idaho, when is an imprisonment considered false?

According to the Supreme Court of Kansas, what is necessary for an act to be considered false imprisonment?

Which of the following statements is true about false imprisonment?

What is the definition of false imprisonment?

Is time duration a factor in making an arrest?

When can an arrest be considered false imprisonment?

Which two charges are often confused with each other, but have fundamental differences?

What are the essential elements in an action for false imprisonment?

In an action for malicious prosecution, what is the burden of proof on the plaintiff?

What is the difference between false imprisonment and malicious prosecution?

Summary

What Constitutes False Imprisonment

  • False imprisonment is the unlawful restraint or interference with the personal liberty of an individual.
  • It is one of the oldest violations of rights known and was one of the first trespasses recognized by Common Law.
  • False imprisonment is classified as a tort under common law and can also be considered a crime.
  • It is considered a great offense due to the high regard the law has for liberty.
  • The essential elements of false imprisonment are detention or restraint against one's will and the unlawfulness of such detention or restraint.
  • False imprisonment is a wrongful interference with personal liberty and the violation of the right to freedom of locomotion.
  • It can be committed by words alone or by acts, and physical custody or restraint is not essential to effectuate an arrest.
  • Any restraint, however slight, upon another's liberty constitutes an arrest.
  • The length of time of the restraint does not matter, as false imprisonment occurs as soon as one is restrained in the exercise of their liberty.
  • False imprisonment can occur through unlawful arrest or detention, without a warrant or with an illegal warrant.
  • The law places a high value on the liberty of the citizen, and even an attempt to unlawfully arrest is considered a provocation.
  • False imprisonment can occur when someone causes a situation that makes it impossible for another to exercise their liberty or locomotion.

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Understanding Liability and Damages: Test your knowledge on legal consequences for interfering with someone's liberty of locomotion and learn about the potential for lawsuits and damages.

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