Chimicles & Tikellis is investigating a proposed class action lawsuit against Shop Rite regarding to its retail practices and procedures relating to retail theft. Specifically, C&T is investigating claims that Shop Rite unlawfully detains individuals it suspects of retail theft and forces or coerces these individuals to sign retail theft confession forms. Reports indicate that this practice occurs despite the fact that many individuals are innocent of theft. These confession forms require individuals to confess to theft and to promise to pay penalties and fines that may not be supported by the law.
Many states have enacted a civil retail theft statute providing a channel or method for retailers to seek recovery and civil penalties for perpetrators of retail theft. C&T is investigating whether Shop Rite’s practices unlawfully circumvent these statutes, arise to fraudulent practices, and result in confessions that are coerced, made under duress, or that result from false imprisonment.
If you or anyone you know has experienced these practices at a Shop Rite location, please contact us using the “Email about this Case” button.
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