false imprisonment

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false imprisonment

Etymology: L, falsus, deceptive; ME, imprisonen
(in law) an intentional tort; the intentional unjustified, nonconsensual detention or confinement of a person within fixed boundaries for any length of time. Restraint may be physical, chemical, or emotional (e.g., intimidation or threat).

false imprisonment

An intentional tort; unlawful intentional confinement of another within fixed boundaries so that the confined person is conscious of the confinement or harmed by it.
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With respect to damages, Newton testified that he had not suffered physical injuries while incarcerated, that he sought no psychological treatment for depression after release, and that the 12 years of wrongful incarceration were similar to those of the first 10 in which he was properly incarcerated.
See Miller, supra note 11, at 393 (arguing states should include wrongful incarceration exception to their ethics rules on confidentiality).
If one assumes that clients would withhold information from their attorneys because of a wrongful incarceration exception to the confidentiality rules, the introduction of such an exception could in fact be self-defeating.
The racial disparity analysis of the previous Section strongly suggests that these wrongful incarcerations are disproportionately experienced by blacks.
Spearman was recognized for working to assist Florida DNA exonorees Wilton Dedge and William Dillon in their quest to achieve compensation from the State of Florida for their wrongful incarceration, and for helping raise funds essential to convincing the Florida Supreme Court to establish the Innocence Commission.
13) Jennifer Chunias and Yael Aufgang argued that wrongly convicted individuals should be provided with meaningful services upon release as it: (1) repays them for the nonmonetary injuries they have experienced as a result of their wrongful incarceration (e.
In two weeks' time Mr Hill, who lives in west Scotland, says he will receive the first official help he has had to handle the trauma of his wrongful incarceration.
It has been four weeks since a Majlis committee presented a report of its investigation putting the primary blame on Mortazavi for the wrongful incarceration of 147 protesters at Kahrizak, their mistreatment t and the death of at least four.
As a result of his wrongful incarceration, he became entitled to a massive compensation payout from the Ministry of Justice.
34) However, the harms that the criminal justice system inflicts on false confessors are not limited to wrongful incarceration post-conviction, but also include wrongful (and sometimes lengthy) pre-trial deprivation of liberty, the stigma associated with criminal charges, the irrevocable loss of reputation, the stresses of standing trial and the sometimes bankrupting financial burdens of defending oneself in costly and drawn out proceedings against the state.
35 million for his wrongful incarceration passed 39-1, with the only "nay" vote cast by Sen.