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Going down? -- A TV prank show tricks people into thinking they're sharing an elevator with a ghost. Is it really funny or really illegal (and really funny)?
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Some top lawyers ... are already arguing that this is not lawful

None are. If they were, you'd name and quote them. What would Fox News be without weasel words?
Its in Brazil, they probably aren't as sue happy as us In the US. i normally like fox news but this is extreme sensationalism with the headline
Yes I would have been shocked to see a little girl appear out of no where but after getting over it I would have laughed. 

The comment on the video about the child getting punched is a good point. My grandfather's first response would have been to do exactly that as a total reflex action before realizing what was really happening. 
We dont have that "sue everyone" culture here in Brazil (thank god). The international media is making much more buzz about it than the media here....
Chill guys....
Like it says in the vid., +Robert Soyars and +James Riley, they could be sued for intentional infliction of emotional distress.  Unlike a haunted house, these people did not intend to go into a situation where they would be scared.  I don't think there's an IIED criminal charge, but if someone could show he/she suffered damages (e.g., hospital bills b/c someone had a heart attack), he/she could sue in civil court.

Could someone sue?  Yes.  Should someone sue?  Probably not.
Sure but I have never signed a waiver at a haunted house, does that mean I can sue if they scare me into a heart attack?
No, because you're aware of the situation you are getting into.  You go to a haunted house intending to be exposed to scary events.  Here, the people were getting into what they thought was a normal elevator.  They had no expectation/knowledge that people would be trying to scare them.

...Let me backtrack a little, though.  There could be a certain degree of intensity where the haunted house could be on the hook if you suffered a heart attack.  It'd be much more difficult to win such a claim than someone who suffered a heart attack when he/she wasn't expecting to be scared.  It would depend on the circumstances, the court (geographically, socially, etc.), and various other factors. 
And who knows maybe the paperwork in the office area was a waiver, or maybe its all a hoax like the lg falling floor video.

You can't judge this and start convicting people of a crime without know all, or any, of the background info.
Or you can actually watch the news video.
Yeah cause the news has never fallen for a prank.

And why are American attorneys telling us what is legal in another country, yeah I'm sure most of the laws are similar but son we know if they have an IIED law?
I thought it was hilarious and I bet all the people in the elevator did too. Maybe not right away, but looking back on it they will be. 
The risk is the fight or flight response. 
Some people will respond by attacking the little girl. It's a normal psychological reaction to fear. 
People keep talking about liability for the scared adults but why isnt anyone thinking about the danger the little girl was in? A truly frightened adult could have seriously hurt her in panic or percieved self-defense. She was locked in there with them and it only takes a split second for a grown man to do grievious harm to a small child. This prank was way out line and criminally foolish.
That was funny; but if we are now talking about its unlawfullness then someone needs to learn to take is easy. They were the mass end of a joke. . So is 90% of everybody else.
yeah... funny ha ha... couple of people would have gotten hurt..
This isn't based in the US, so questioning the legality is kind of dumb. People need to lighten up
I havent laughed so hard for a while
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