Atlanta, GA asked in Civil Rights, Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Georgia

Q: Need to know if a business can be sue if it causes you to be locked up under false pretenses

My boyfriend was attending family violence classes so that he could get off probation. Somehow they didn't log in how many days he had came to class. Not to his knowledge (until just recently) he was kicked out bc they thought he missed the maxium amount of days. His p.o was told this info (before they fixed the issue) and now he has a warrant out for his arrest.

1 Lawyer Answer
Kelly Case
Kelly Case
  • Frisco, TX
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You can sue for any reason, but the real question is "can you win?" I cannot see any theory of liability that would afford a litigant damages in this scenario. How could you prove that the "business" messed up. This is one of those situations where just because you can doesn't mean you should. Of course, the other side is that with enough funding, it may be possible to find the proof necessary to win, but what is the damage? Unless you are willing to fund a large amount of attorney's fees this is going no where. Good Luck!

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