false imprisonment

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false imprisonment,

complete restraint upon a person's liberty of movement without legal justification. Actual physical contact is not necessary; a show of authority or a threat of force is sufficient. The person falsely imprisoned may sue the offender for damages. The suit would be brought against officials improperly issuing warrants for arrest and against private persons for any illegal total restraint of liberty. Release from such illegal restraint may be had through a habeas corpushabeas corpus
[Lat.,=you should have the body], writ directed by a judge to some person who is detaining another, commanding him to bring the body of the person in his custody at a specified time to a specified place for a specified purpose.
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 proceeding. See kidnappingkidnapping,
in law, the taking away of a person by force, threat, or deceit, with intent to cause him to be detained against his will. Kidnapping may be done for ransom or for political or other purposes.
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Carolyn Sue Lundy would be alive, and LaMonte Armstrong and Damen Vega would have avoided wrongful incarceration.
(138) The average amount paid per year lost to wrongful incarceration ranges enormously from $1112.36 in Wisconsin to $183,584.91 in Connecticut.
While the decision in Ward seems to welcome recovery for Charter breaches, has the door been opened wide enough to make an action under section 24(1) (84) readily accessible for those newly released from a wrongful incarceration without significant resources to do battle with the state?
(178) For instance, Massachusetts permits, but does not require, a lawyer to reveal such information necessary to prevent wrongful incarceration. (179) New York, by contrast, proposed an amendment to its Rule 1.6 that would permit a lawyer to reveal client confidences to prevent or rectify wrongful conviction after the client dies.
As a result of his wrongful incarceration, Mr Steel was entitled to make a claim for substantial compensation from the Home Secretary, believed to total between pounds 500,000 and pounds 2,153,206.
Following his wrongful incarceration, he was entitled to a massive compensation payout from the Ministry of Justice, believed to total between pounds 500,000 and pounds 2,153,206.
Part III proceeds with an analysis of the wrongful incarceration exception, with seven subparts.
I have many, which I will send to him, but I join meanwhile the request made by my colleague and close observer of the STL, Michael Young: Zuhair Siddiq, the "false witness" whose testimony has led to the wrongful incarceration of at least four people, must be arrested immediately and tried for obstructing the course of justice.Aa
Thompson filed a Monell action against the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office, the former district attorney for that office, Harry Connick, and others for 18 years of wrongful incarceration that they allege was substantially caused by the defendants' failure to train and/or supervise his assistants on Brady issues.
Any wrongful incarceration, with its attendant squandering of human potential, should be a cause of concern, but the concentration of wrongful incarceration in communities that are already socially and economically marginalized should be regarded as especially objectionable.
The story behind Michael's rebellious youth and wrongful incarceration is compelling and unpredictable and it illustrates how often people judge others without understanding the reality of their lives.
The policy provides coverage for lost wages as a result of time taken off work to deal with fraud, wrongful incarceration, etc., up to $500/week for four weeks; notary and certified mailing charges for delivery of fraud affidavits; fees to re-apply for denied loans; long distance calls to merchants and creditors to discuss identity theft; and, with prior approval, attorney fees to remove civil/criminal judgments.