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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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Personal and advertising injury" is defined on the form to include injuries arising out of false imprisonment.
Mr Crilly, from Foughill Road, Jonesborough, south Armagh, was charged with kidnap and false imprisonment in May.
Matthews appeared with Michael Donovan, 40, who is already charged with nine-year-old Shannon's kidnap and false imprisonment and with perverting the course of justice.
Matthews appeared in court along with Michael Donovan, 39, who was already charged with nine-year-old Shannon's kidnap and false imprisonment.
The court held, inter alia, that the false imprisonment and emotional distress claims of the plaintiff were claims that did not present an "issue of medical malpractice, error, or mistake.
He refused to answer questions, but minutes earlier the 45-year-old, who this week said his 'life was at stake,' pleaded not guilty to a grand jury indictment charging him with child molestation and a conspiracy count involving allegations of child abduction, false imprisonment and extortion.
False imprisonment is defined as "forcibly, by threat, or secretly confining, abducting, imprisoning, or restraining another person without lawful authority and against his will.
A police spokeman said: "A 26-year-old man was questioned yesterday morning following allegations of rape, harassment, threats to kill and false imprisonment.
In court, 20-year-old Declan Sullivan, of Kilmore, Streete was charged with two counts of hijacking a car, false imprisonment and criminal damage by arson at various locations in and around Castlepollard last weekend.
Albright, whom prosecutors claimed was motivated by vengeance, was charged with a plethora of serious offenses, including an open count of murder, aggravated battery, and two counts each of aggravated assault and false imprisonment.
and his wife Nadine, were found guilty of false imprisonment of a minor and fined $100 each.
Further, she alleged the hospital was guilty of false imprisonment.