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Georgia False Imprisonment Law
 
Dustin Myers v. Murry Bowman

This appeal presents the question whether three officials in a rural county of Georgia are entitled to a summary judgment against a complaint that they violated the civil rights of a father and son who had been involved in an aborted exchange of property between a previously engaged couple. When Dustin Myers and Kelley Bowman ended their engagement to be married, Dustin attempted to retrieve the d... More...   $0 (04-10-2013 - GA)

Georgiacarry.org, Inc. v. The State of Georgia

In 2010, the Georgia legislature, apparently concerned that the carrying of weapons and long g 1 uns2 would likely present an unreasonable risk of harm to people who assemble in eight specific locations, enacted a statute barring the unrestricted carrying of weapons or long guns in those locations. O.C.G.A. § 16- 11-127(b) (this provision is hereinafter referred to as the “Carry Law”).3 This ... More...   $0 (07-24-2012 - GA)

Patricia Gail Jackson v. Rich's

Patricia Gail Jackson sued Rich's Store for false imprisonment as a result of being detained, handcuffed and searched by two plain clothes loss prevention detectives at the Peachtree Mall Rich's store. She visited the store with her terminally ill son to buy clothes from the child. After buying a pair of pants from the store, she stopped on the way out of the store to compare the pants with a... More...   $1200000 (04-01-2006 - GA)

Merriweather, et al. v. Kmart Corporation, et al.

False arrest, malicious prosecution and false imprisonment claims by Robert Merriweather. Plaintiff was accused by Kmart Corporation and Willie Turner of shoplifting. They detained Merriweather and turned him over to police. Robert was eventually acquitted.... More...   $246985 (02-22-2002 - GA)

Brian L. Grech v. Clayton County, Georgia

In this § 1983 action, Appellant-Plaintiff Brian L. Grech ("Grech") appeals the district court's grant of summary judgment to the defendant Clayton County, Georgia ("Clayton County"). Grech's complaint asserts that he was falsely arrested in 1998 on an expired bench warrant from 1985 and that his false arrest was caused by the Clayton County Sheriff's Department's custom and policy of permitting i... More...   $0 (04-23-2002 - GA)

Robert Merriweather and Angela Merriweather v. K-Mart Corporation and William Turner

False Imprisonment, malicious prosecution, intentional infliction of emotional distress and loss of consortium claim. Plaintiff was employed as a mechanic at a Penske store. The K-mart security guard claimed that he had observed Plaintiff shoplifting at the Kmart store that was attached to the Penske store. Plaintiff was detained and spent Mother's day weekend in jail before bonding out. His w... More...   $246985 (07-10-2000 - GA)

Anthony Wilson v. Waffle House, Inc.

False Imprisonment- Battery - Malicious Prosecution - A Waffle House restaurant hired DeKalb County Police Officer Stacey Simms to provide security on weekends, when there had been trouble with criminal activity at the restaurant. On Sunday at 2:00 a.m., Officer Simms, wearing his full DeKalb County Police uniform, was in the restaurant parking lot when he saw Anthony Wilson enter the restaurant.... More...   $0 (12-02-1998 - GA)

Dr. Leonard Masters v. Dr. G. Douglas Talbott, et al.

Medical malpractrice, false imprisonment, breach of fiduciary duty and fraud claims by doctor who claimed that he was held in an alcoholism recovery program he claimed he didn't need. Dr. Masters claimed that defendants coerced him into hehab treatment at the Talbott-Marsh Recovery Campus in College Park, Georgia under the threat of losing his medical license. He claimed that what happended to h... More...   $1300000 (05-12-1999 - GA)

Diane Lynn Cooper v. Neiman Marcus Group, Inc.

False arrest and false imprisonment claimed by customer who was accused of shoplifting. She was handcuffed and strip-searched within an hour of arriving at the store. Neiman's attorney were reported to have denied that Plaintiff was strip-searched.... More...   $962500 (10-05-1998 - GA)

 
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