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false imprisonment
Intentional physical confinement of a person without that person’s consent. The following elements must be present to have bona fide case: the act of detention must be physical and volitional; intent to confine; actual occurrence of detention; awareness of a detained person that he/she was confined without legal authority. … Full Definition »
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strict liability
a legal doctrine that makes a persons responsible for damages their actions or failure to act cause, regardless of any "fault" on their part. Plaintiff if such action does not have to prove "negligence". See also: liability, negligence . … Full Definition »
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vicarious liability
vicarious liability - liability of an employer for acts of his employee, or liability of a master for the act / failure to act by a servant. The owner of an automobile can be held vicariously liable for negligence committed by a person to whom the car has been loaned, as if the owner was a principal and the driver his or her agent, if the driver is using … Full Definition »
Law topic: Intentional Torts << Legal issue: Personal Injury
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false imprisonment
Intentional physical confinement of a person without that person’s consent. The following elements must be present to have bona fide case: the act of detention must be physical and volitional; intent to confine; actual occurrence of detention; awareness of a detained person that he/she was confined without legal authority. … Full Definition »
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