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False Imprisonment Damages: Cases Summarized By Accident Attorney

This page within Virginia Tort Case Law is a compilation of cases reported by the Virginia Supreme Court and summarized by Brien Roche dealing with the topic of False Imprisonment Damages and the related topic of intentional torts. For more information about false imprisonment see the pages on Wikipedia. 

False Imprisonment Damages-Cases

1966 Zayre, Inc. v. Gowdy, 207 Va. 47, 147 S.E.2d 710.

Probable cause may be shown in mitigation of punitive damages in action for false imprisonment.

1948 Montgomery Ward & Co. v. Wickline, 188 Va. 485, 50 S.E.2d 387.

Where punitive damage is claimed, evidence of probable cause or lack thereof is admissible to minimize or enhance damages.

1944 Young v. Merritt, 182 Va. 605, 29 S.E.2d 834.

Insult and shock suffered by plaintiff not lessened by fact that defendant police officer had good reputation for efficiency.

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