Shoplifting Accusation Leads to Alleged Wrongful Arrest, Imprisonment Law Suit for National Electronics Retailer

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St. Louis man claims he was falsely accused of shoplifting by retail store staff. From the S.E. Farris Law Firm

A St. Louis man is suing a local outlet of a national electronics retailer for alleged false arrest and false imprisonment after events that occurred on December 24, 2012.

According to court documents filed in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County, the plaintiff was arrested on the retailer’s premises under the suspicion of shoplifting. The plaintiff alleges that the retailer acted without justification, instigated an improper arrest by providing false information to the police, and suffered bodily injury to his neck and arm as a direct result of the defendant’s negligence.

“Without any justification this man was arrested, imprisoned, and injured as a result of these accusations,” said the plaintiff’s attorney, Spencer E. Farris. “The pain and suffering, and embarrassment that my client endures are a direct result of willful and malicious behavior. Until suit was filed, the retailer refused to provide the video that they claim showed the plaintiff’s involvement in the theft. ”

Court documents state that the plaintiff is suing the retailer for damages on the counts of false arrest, false imprisonment, and pain and suffering.

Founded by Spencer E. Farris in 2001, The S.E. Farris Law Firm represents injury victims and their families in Missouri and Illinois. The firm is experienced in successfully resolving cases for injury victims involving defective products, auto injuries, work-related injuries, wrongful deaths, medical malpractice, discrimination, insurance claims, and more.

Spencer E. Farris is a Board-Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Missouri-Kansas Super Lawyer since 2005, and has been selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Missouri by The National Trial Lawyers Association and the American Society of Legal Advocates. Farris serves on the board of governors for the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and is also a member of The Justice Roundtable, The American Association for Justice, and numerous other organizations.

With the most recent successes of the firm, Farris has opened a new location in Sullivan, Missouri, where meetings with attorneys are by appointment only. The firm’s main office is in St. Louis, Missouri.

For more information about Spencer E. Farris, Attorney or The S.E. Farris Law Firm, visit or call 314.252.9937.


About The S.E. Farris Law Firm:
Located in St. Louis, Missouri, The S.E. Farris Law firm focuses is on the needs of injury victims, so clients benefit from: our decades of experience with the complexities of personal injury law, our expertise and solid track record preparing for, and presenting, in court, and our knowledge of the legal procedures and technicalities necessary to win cases. For more information, visit or call 314.252.9937.

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