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Torts Keyed to Franklin
Picard v. Barry Pontiac-Buick, Inc.
Citation:654 A.2d 690 (R.I. 1995)
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Barry told Picard that the brakes on her mom’s car needed to be replaced. Picard took the car to a repair shop, where it passed inspection. Upset at Barry, Picard contacted a local news reporter. Barry called the repair shop and asked them to pull the inspection sticker because the car had bad brakes. Barry representatives and Picard went to the repair shop to reinspect the brakes.
Picard took pictures of a Barry representative inspecting the car. Picard alleges that a Barry representative lunged at her and spun her around, while the Barry representative alleges that he merely pointed at Picard and touched the lens of the camera while asking why she was taking his photograph.
Picard claimed permanent damage to her back due to the altercation.
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