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Author Topic: Looks like Home Depot is trolling in a similar way Getty et. al. has been  (Read 3368 times)

gotletter

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Looks like Home Depot is trolling in a similar way Getty et. al. has been:

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/home-depot-harassing-accused-shoplifters-paying-fees-lawsuit/story?id=20201531

This sounds almost exactly like the same practice Getty Images and the rest have been doing..  Only difference is it's no longer cyber.

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Re: Looks like Home Depot is trolling in a similar way Getty et. al. has been
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2013, 05:01:16 PM »
That is sooo sad.  Makes one think it is time for someone in power in our legal system to make an example of these trolling scheisters.  Disbarment and retribution might be a good start.

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Re: Looks like Home Depot is trolling in a similar way Getty et. al. has been
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2013, 07:02:49 PM »
Last paragraph of the story:

"Natt Reifler, one of Palmer, Reifler's principals, was deposed in 2007 for an unrelated lawsuit. Asked how much money Palmer, Reifler collects on behalf of its clients, he replied, "under $10 million a year." The firm's typical contingency fee, he said, was between 18 percent and 30 percent. Asked to name the firm's biggest clients (as of January 2007), he responded, "The top five would probably include Walmart, Kmart, J.C. Penny, Walgreens, possibly. It's hard to say who the fifth would be."

And lawyers like this guy wonder why people hate their guts... actually, lawyers like this guy and his firm most likely care less what anyone thinks other than the accountants who help them twists tax laws to reduce the liability on their "less than $10,000,000 a year."

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Re: Looks like Home Depot is trolling in a similar way Getty et. al. has been
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2013, 08:38:08 PM »
Unless things have changed with Wal-Mart their "unspoken" policy is to watch you. Even if they see you physically put something in your pocket all they do is follow you and watch you. Unless it's over something like $25.00.
You can read about their policy here:
http://www.wlox.com/story/5147534/wal-marts-shocking-new-shoplifting-policy-revealed-by-wakeupwalmartcom-concerned-workers-question-policy-shift
tho I've read the actual document somewhere.. I'll post a link if I find it again.

ALTHOUGH... It DOES look like Wal-Mart has used this practice at least in the past:
http://www.expertlaw.com/forums/showthread.php?t=135138
« Last Edit: September 11, 2013, 08:41:19 PM by gotletter »

 

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