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NOGUCHI V. NAKAMURA, Intermediate Court of Appeals of HI, 1982. 638 P.2d 1383

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NOGUCHI V. NAKAMURA, Intermediate Court of Appeals of HI, 1982. 638 P.2d 1383 History: Court below directed verdict on false imprisonment claim and jury found for Appellee on the negligence claim; Appeal from an order granting a directed verdict on a claim of false imprisonment Facts: Boyfriend/girlfriend; she wanted to break up; she agreed to go to the store w/him on the condition he would bring her back; she was getting ready to get out of the car, and he drove off; she fell, or was pushed out of the car and sustained injuries Issue(s): Whether consent to entering a vehicle and then deciding you don’t want in there anymore is false imprisonment Holding: Reversed and remanded Analysis: Someone who consents to being put in a limited and enclosed space by another is not imprisoned A moving vehicle can constitute a place of confinement Limited consent had expired when they got back from the store and were parked in front of her parent’s house


								
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