I False imprisonment
  • Plaintiff must show that the defendant intentionally confined plaintiff within boundaries set by defendant.
  • No physical barrier necessary; threats of physical harm suffice.
  • Plaintiff is not required to resist or attempt to escape.
  • Plaintiff must be aware of the confinement.
  • Length of confinement is immaterial as to making a prima facie case but is relevant as to the amount of damages.
Element + Facts
  • Assertion that Edwina was intentionally confined by threatening physical harm.
  • Facts that support:
    • Lenny on the ground; Edwina over him.
    • Snapping razor-sharp shears close to body.
    • “Make my day.”
Element + Facts
  • Assertion that Lenny was aware of the confinement.
  • Facts that support:
    • Lenny was embarrassed and cowered.
Element + Facts
  • Answer should acknowledge either in the rules or in the application that the length of confinement.
C Conclusion about false imprisonment either at the top or bottom.