We represented an 18 year-old boy who had been accused of shoplifting alcohol while at a grocery store. The store’s security guard apprehended the boy and told him to raise his hands above his head. The boy and the guard exchanged words, provoking the guard to shove our client’s head into a rack. Our client suffered near total impairment of vision in one eye and partial impairment in the other.
Despite our client’s injuries, the grocery store nevertheless took him to trial for shoplifting. He was found not guilty. Meanwhile, Malman Law sought damages from both the grocery store and the security guard’s insurance company. The grocery store paid $250,000. The insurance company for the security guard paid the sum of $1 million.