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Nothing- I am learning tort law in law school and as much research as I have done, I can't figure out if that scenario is false imprisonment. Is it okay to ask you?
someone is leaning against your car door and won't let you in
Sure, I guess. False imprisonment involves confining a person to a bounded area with no reasonable means of escape. That means you are trapped IN. Blocking your entrance would not qualify as at least theoretically you would have infinite means of escape.
yes, but no required to escape
A good example would be locking you in a bedroom with no exit.
Its not imprisonment if you can get away.
okay, so you would argue no false imprisonment?
Correct. So you can't get into your car. You would have a stronger argument for trespass to chattels.
Now I didn't think of that
Don't sweat it. You are learning!!
Thanks- I'll take it from here- and thanks for taking the time to help clear that up
No sweat. Good luck.