intimidation


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intimidation

the tort of using unlawful pressure. It is settled that it is a tort in a three-party situation, that is, where A threatens B that if he does not do something to C, A will do something unlawful to B. Thus, any court action is by C, who is injured against A who used B to injure him. There is controversy as to whether it covers the situation between two parties in a contractual relationship.
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I was witness to the repeated intimidation and provocation.
It' s only a matter of time before we see an extreme example of intimidation, and somebody is going to get seriously hurt.
Surveying staff attitudes about intimidation and how they handle it, as a consciousness-raiser.
Marilyn Mays, president of the local NAACP chapter, said it's important for the community to know that people of color are subjected to intimidation on a regular basis.
Strikebreaking and Intimidation is a necessary companion to the sizeable literature of the new labor history, because it navigates a terrain rarely explored for its own sake--the strategies, personalities, and ambitions of people who opposed trade unions, but were not, strictly speaking, management or industrialists.
Earlier this month Sitsabaiesan, who made a personal visit to her native Northern Province, said she was subject to political intimidation following reports of Sri Lankan authorities allegedly placing her under house arrest.
Summary: President Michel Sleiman Thursday slammed Israeli threats to target civilians in Lebanon, saying such intimidation violates international resolutions.
Some polling stations have resembled battlefields as opposed to places where residents can peacefully place their votes without intimidation.
Whitehouse, 23, of Brookwood Avenue, Hall Green, previously admitted criminal damage, using threatening behaviour, witness intimidation and threatening revenge.
She seems to believe that it is alright for travellers to set up camp on 'underused land', and goes on to say, "Everybody has the right to have a roof over their head and a quality of life free from intimidation.
Iwan Bee, of Lon Nant, Caernarfon, received an eight months suspended sentence for witness intimidation.
A second limitation was the new and short measures of intimidation and exemplification cultures.