Elements of Nevada's Theories of Liability

False Imprisonment

False Imprisonment

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In Hernandez v. City of Reno, we held that “an actor is subject to liability to another for false imprisonment ‘if

  1. he acts intending to confine the other or a third person within boundaries fixed by the actor, and
  2. his act directly or indirectly results in such a confinement of the other, and
  3. the other is conscious of the confinement or is harmed by it.’ “

Jordan v. State ex rel. Dept. of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety, 121 Nev. 44, 110 P.3d 30 (Nev. 2005) (abrogated on other grounds by Buzz Stew, LLC v. City of North Las Vegas, 181 P.3d 670 (Nev. 2008)(quoting Hernandez v. City of Reno, 97 Nev. at 433, 634 P.2d at 671.Nev. 2005) (abrogated on other grounds by Buzz Stew, LLC v. City of North Las Vegas, 181 P.3d 670 (Nev. 2008).

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