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Torts Keyed to Henderson
Rougeau v. Firestone Tire & Rubber Co.
Citation:274 So. 2d 454 (La. Ct. App. 1973)
The plaintiff was working a shift as a guard-fireman at the defendant’s plant in Lake Charles when two lawnmowers belonging to the defendant were allegedly stolen. Two employees of the defendant went to the plaintiff’s home to search for the missing lawnmowers, and the plaintiff refused the search on the advice of his attorney. The plaintiff and defendant’s employees returned to the plant, where the plaintiff was asked to wait in the guardhouse. Two guards were ordered to keep him there, but both guards claim they did not consider the plaintiff to be a prisoner. The plaintiff fell ill and was allowed to leave. He did not spend more than 30 minutes inside the guard house.
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