Deterrence is one of the functions of law.The case is from the 50s-60s???Who knows how many Alabama used car salesman suffered from this one! Another quiz please Jeff.
I think they wanted to discourage this kind of nonsense. It was Alabama. Who knows?Next torts question:False imprisonment:If someone is locked in a room, but doesn't know they are locked in, is it a tort?
What if you think you are locked up, but are not?
what if D made P believe they were locked up?
Quote from: jeffjoe on December 02, 2004, 12:55:12 PMwhat if D made P believe they were locked up?Taking a guess...yes. Making plaintiff believe he/she is confined satisfies intent, if a reasonable person in plaintiff's shoes would have believed...plaintiff knew (or believed), satisfies knowledge.If plaintiff believed it without the defendant making him/her believe...then no. Reasonable person standard would prevail, though.Law543