Last year, my fiance, 25, was asked to go to a family gathering in Iowa. Her sisters said they could ride with them from Omaha, NE. Once they completed the family luncheon, they held an impromtu family intervention. They thought she was drinking too much alcohol in the last year and hate the fact that she was with an older man. They invited friends, family, ex-boyfriend(whom her mother adored) and each of them took turns telling her something bad about herself. (Keep in mind that there was not a professional/licensed administrator involved). They took her purse, cell phone, etc and she did not have a car. They said that they were going to commit her to inpatient treatment. She tried to run out the door and her sister and father restrained her. They told her if she didn't go with them, they would call the police and they would take her. Not knowing that the police couldn't do that legally, she went with them. They put her in a hospital against her will (she was not intoxicated, using drugs or anything like that, they just didn't like what she was doing with her life.) She tried to sign herself out of the hospital the next day (which is legal) and the nurse called her family and told them that she was about to sign herself out. The family showed up and brow beat her into staying. Finally, on the second day, she got out and they brought her back to NE. Her family then turned her medical bill into her insurance
, which they knew wouldn't cover any of that, and what do you know, when her policy
was due for renewal, the insurance company dropped her coverage - actually sent back 2 checks. Now she can not buy life insurance
, still haven't been able to find her health insurance
In my opinion, everyone involved helped commit false imprisonment
. On top of that, what would be the monetary damages for not being able to get health or life insurance?
Thanks for your help.