An Alabama woman was paid $ 2.1 million in a Walmart shoplifting arrest lawsuit


Mobile County jurors today paid $ 2.1 million to a woman who sued Walmart over the 2016 incident, where she was arrested for shoplifting and raising money to settle her charges.

In November 2016, a lawsuit filed by Leslie Nurse alleges that she had already stopped groceries that she had already paid for when the nurse attempted to exit Walmart.

The nurse said she used the self-checkout line but the scanning device was turned off during checkout and she needed an employee to help.

The nurse, however, said the store’s employees did not accept her explanation, even though her husband and children were with her.

She was later arrested on warrants for shoplifting but her case was dismissed a year later for “prosecution,” according to the lawsuit.

Then in December 2016, according to her lawsuit, the nurse began receiving letters threatening to sue her for a civil lawsuit against a Florida law firm for more than $ 200, which is more than the amount of groceries she allegedly stole.

The nurse said Walmart directed the agency to send the letters.

“The accused is engaged in a pattern and practice of falsely accusing innocent Alabama citizens of shoplifting and then attempting to collect money from innocent defendants,” the lawsuit argued.

“Walmart finances its property protection department by threatening those accused of shoplifting falsehoods to make a claim against Walmart for fear of long litigation against a nearly infinitely funded corporate giant.”

According to court documents, the judge found in favor of Walmart on false arrest, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution and other claims of misconduct.

WKRG reports that experts have testified that Walmart and other major retailers routinely use the practice of settlement in states where the law permits.

Walmart has reportedly made hundreds of millions of dollars from the practice over the course of two years.

Walmart’s defense attorneys have argued that the practice is legal under Alabama law.

Attempts to reach Walmart for comment were not immediately successful.

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