false arrest


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false arrest

n.
1. Physical restraint of a person under asserted legal authority but in violation of criminal or constitutional law.
2. The tort of unlawful physical restraint of a person.

false′ arrest′


n.
an arrest that is unauthorized by law.
[1925–30]

false arrest

An arrest of a person that is unjustified or against the law.
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While she was acquitted of the charges two years later, Pellegrino and her husband sued the TSA for false arrest, false imprisonment, and malicious prosecution -- only to be told last year that they were not legally permitted to sue the TSA.
She was sued by (http://www.anusha.com/jov-deci.htm) Oliver Jovanovic , who claimed he was subject to a false arrest and Fairstein denied him the right to a fair trial through aggressive practices.
The lawsuit alleges violations of the Fourth and Fourteenth amendments and the Maryland Declaration of Rights, false arrest, false imprisonmentand civil conspiracy.
The judge also allowed King to file amended claims of false arrest and false imprisonment.
A teenager based in New York is suing Apple for USD 1 billion, over a false arrest he says took place because of what he believes to be Apple's facial recognition system.
Summary: Washington {U.S.A}, Apr 24 (ANI): A teenager based in New York is suing Apple for USD 1 billion, over a false arrest he says took place because of what he believes to be Apple's facial recognition system.
Student Sues Apple for $1 Billion, Blames Face-Recognition Tech for False Arrest
After the State of Illinois dismissed criminal charges against plaintiff-appellant Calvin Lindsey for unlawful possession of a weapon, he filed this civil action asserting claims for false arrest, excessive force, false imprisonment, and malicious prosecution under 42 U.S.C.
A Rochester woman has been awarded $191,000 in a federal lawsuit accusing a Rochester police officer of false arrest and battery.
Johnson's suit includes claims for unreasonable seizure in violation of the Fourth and 14th Amendments, false arrest and false imprisonment against Heiple, and also against the city.
Generally, the federal government is immune to lawsuits under the doctrine of"sovereign immunity." But the Federal Tort Claims Act creates various exceptions, including one allowing citizens to sue"investigative or law enforcement officers" for civil wrongs including false arrest, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution.
She has tried attempted homicide and narcotics cases as well as defending clients in investigations and trials of false arrest, malicious prosecution and excessive force claims.