Bar Exam (US) Torts: Tillie Taylor was a member of the Children of the Earth, a quasireligious c...

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Tillie Taylor was a member of the Children of the Earth, a quasireligious communal organization dedicated to the spiritual rebirth of its members, who devote their lives to the preservation of the natural environment. During one of the organization's group encounter sessions, Raj Reel, the group's leader, who knew that Tillie was a paranoid schizophrenic, accused Tillie of being disloyal to her fellow "brothers and sisters." Tillie's "disloyalty" stemmed from the fact that she had telephoned her parents in disobedience of the group's Code of Conduct. Ostracized from the group, Tillie fled the commune and returned to her parents' home that evening.

After unsuccessfully trying to lure Tillie back to the group's movement, Raj decided to employ a "last ditch" effort to secure her return. Raj leased a billboard located across the street from Tillie's house. Raj had the billboard printed to read:

"TILLIE, THE CHILDREN OF THE EARTH COMMAND YOUR RETURN"

As a result of the billboard, Tillie suffered severe nervous shock and refused to leave her house, fearful that she would be abducted by her former "brothers and sisters."

In an action for false imprisonment against Raj and the Children of the Earth, Tillie will most probably

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    recover, since Tillie's confinement resulted from the implicit threat on the billboard
  2. B
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    not recover, since Tillie's confinement was self-imposed
  3. C
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    not recover, since the defendants did not intend for her to be confined in her home
  4. D
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    not recover, since Tillie was under no constraint to remain in her house
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