Larry Jaques (in firstname.lastname@example.org) said:
| On 3 Dec 2005 12:52:17 -0800, with neither quill nor qualm, "Charlie
|| I hope the HR manager grabs a large pot of beans off WalMart's
|| legal stove with this one, and sues the living shit out of the
|| deputy and the municipality for which acts as a paid thug.
| A definite injustice was done, but hoping that a city and a
| corporation get sued for something that an employee of each
| did to the poor guy is simply NOT the way to fix it, Charlie.
| The person who called the cops/got the guy arrested and, if
| warranted, the cop, should be held responsible, not the companies
| they work for. That's just downright idiotic.
Not so idiotic as you might think - a manager 'speaks with the voice
of the corporation' (that's how he can hire and fire and direct the
conduct of those reporting to him/her). If that manager makes a legal
faux pas, the organization that granted him the authority to do so is
responsible for his actions.
| You shouldn't be able to sue a gun manufacturer for something some
| asshole might have done with a gun in Boston or 'Bama, either.
Unless the shooter was an employee of that manufacturer and encouraged
by them to shoot customers as a part of conducting the company's
| Shame on you for that type of thinking. Lawsuits hurt EVERYONE!
| Well, except for the insurance companies and lawyers who all charge
| their highest rates for the privilege.
Except for the "shame on you" part, I agree. Still, Wal-Mart
management issued a false felony accusation (is that libel?) and the
Tampa PD fielded an inadequately trained/screened officer who
preempted judicial powers by assuming guilt without evidence and spoke
falsely of that guilt in a public setting (as an official
representative of the City of Tampa).
DeSoto, Iowa USA