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Coblyn v. Kennedy’s, Inc. 359 Mass. 319 (1971) Fact: Operative Facts: a 70 year old 5’4” man was shopping at Kennedy’s, and was wearing a coat and a hot, and a ascot. After purchasing a jacket from the store, he went outside. Right before he reached the exit, he stopped to put on his ascot (which he took off when he was trying on the jacket). A store employee stopped him firmly grasped his arm and said “you better go back and see the manager.” He did so, and had to stop a few times because of chest and back pains. The
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Unformatted text preview: manager cleared him, and called the nurse in because the man didn’t look so good. The man sued the store for false imprisonment. Issue: Whether there was a false imprisonment Rule: False imprisonment is when an actor intending to confine the other or a third person within boundaries fixed by the actor and his act directly or indirectly results in such a confinement of the other, and the other is conscious of the confinement or is harmed by it. Rational: Holding: Synthesis: Dissent/Concurrences:...
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