Rougeau v. Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. Case Brief

Summary of Rougeau v. Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., 274 So.2d 454 (La. App. 1973)

Facts: Plaintiffs was a security guard for the defendants. Two lawnmowers of the defendant were stolen in the shift of the plaintiff. Plaintiff refused the search of his house. The plaintiff was seated in the guardhouse for about 30 minutes and the two guards were told the plaintiff should not leave the guardhouse. Plaintiff left after he stated that he fell sick.

Issue: Did false imprisonment took place?

Holding: No

Rationale: Plaintiff’s stay in the guardhouse was brief and he was never totally restrained from leaving. Furthermore, plaintiff did not at anytime convey to anyone that he wanted to leave and that shows his implied consent to the say.

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