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    Walter, a security guard for BUG, learns that Steve really works for WIRETAP. Walter takes Steve to a small soundproof room where he keeps him for six hours. During this time, Walter continues to ask Steve what he is doing at BUG and what information he has given to WIRETAP. Walter tells Steve that he will hurt him if he does not tell him everything. Steve finally tells Walter what he wants to know. Walter then lets Steve go home. Has Walter committed any torts? Distinguish how tort law is different from other areas of law.

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    Walter has committed the tort of false imprisonment. It is a tort because Walter acted with the intention to confine Steve and actually confined him in the soundproof room where he was kept for six hous and thus hurt by the ...

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    Discussion on certain aspects of tort law and criminal law