False Imprisonment Ruling Upheld - 1984-11-27

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F43.png False Imprisonment Ruling Upheld November 27, 1984, Leah Y. Latimer, Washington Post

A federal appeals court has upheld a $220,000 verdict against Straight, Inc., a Florida-based drug rehabilitation program charged with holding a Northern Virginia man against his will.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in an opinion released yesterday, affirmed an Alexandria jury's finding last year that Straight had falsely imprisoned Fred Collins, Jr., a former Fairfax resident, for more than four months.

Collins had alleged he was kept against his will in a Straight facility in St. Petersburg, Fla., as well as in a newer facility in Springfield.

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{{cite news | author = Leah Y. Latimer | title = False Imprisonment Ruling Upheld | url = https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/1984/11/27/false-imprisonment-ruling-upheld/50b3c585-458e-45e7-9d57-2107a548a1fe/ | work = Washington Post | date = November 27, 1984 | accessdate = February 18, 2017 }}