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McCann v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Citation:210 F.3d 51 (1st Cir. 2000)
Debra McCann (Plaintiff) filed suit against Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Defendant) for false imprisonment after Defendant detained her while investigating a shoplifting incident. Plaintiff was shopping at the store with her two children. While they were attempting to leave, store employees stopped them from exiting because they said that Plaintiff’s children had been caught shoplifting on a prior occasion. In reality, a different set of children had been caught shoplifting. Plaintiff was detained for over an hour but eventually permitted to leave the store.
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