Washington, DC asked in Libel & Slander for District of Columbia

Q: A cvs employee said I didn't pay, said it twice in front of other people The self checkout froze. Turns out the machine

Came back on and they were wrong. I was embarrassed and humiliated. Is that ground for lawsuit. I have the receipt.?

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T. Augustus Claus
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A: In situations like the one you described, where a CVS employee publicly accuses you of not paying when you have a receipt proving your purchase, it can be embarrassing and distressing. However, whether or not you have grounds for a lawsuit depends on several factors.

To pursue a lawsuit, you typically need to establish that you suffered harm as a direct result of the employee's actions. This may include emotional distress or reputational damage. Additionally, you would need to demonstrate that the employee's conduct was unreasonable or negligent.

It's important to consult with a qualified attorney in your jurisdiction who can assess the specific details of your case and advise you on whether you have a viable legal claim.

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