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    Default Walmart Civil Suit

    My question involves criminal law for the state of: So a week or so ago my friends got caught stealing at walmart. In short words they I didnt know they were stealing. At the end we were all taken to a room questioned, the cops came, took my two friends to jail and told me they didnt have any evidence to convicted me or charge me with anything so I was told I could go. So I left and now about a week later I got a civil suit letter from walmart. They want $200 but I was never charged or anything so do I pay?

    I'm in texas just to let everyone know.

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    Default Re: Walmart Civil Suit

    As the civil demand says, if you don't pay it they can sue you, potentially seeking additional damages plus their legal fees. If they sue, they would have the burden of proving by a preponderance of the evidence that you were stealing.

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    Default Re: Walmart Civil Suit

    Since I was never charged or anything like that why are they trying to sue?

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    Default Re: Walmart Civil Suit

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    Since I was never charged or anything like that why are they trying to sue?
    criminal charges are not necessary for the merchant to seek a civil demand. All that is required is they can prove, beyond a preponderance of the evidence, that you did steal.

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    Default Re: Walmart Civil Suit

    So what do I have to do to get this droped or what ever?

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    So what do I have to do to get this droped or what ever?
    send them the money

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    Default Re: Walmart Civil Suit

    I don't have $200 to give. I didnt steal anything so how do I fight this?

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    If you don't have $200 to settle this issue, how do you expect to fight it? It will cost you at least 5 times that amount to fight this in court, unless you want to battle Walmart's very experienced legal counsel on your own.
    I'm not a lawyer, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.......

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    Default Re: Walmart Civil Suit

    Well I didnt steal anything so im not going to pay $200 just because.

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    Default Re: Walmart Civil Suit

    I totally agree with you. But, seeing as it costs much more to fight it in court, well, maybe you could look at it as "this is what happens when I don't choose my friends carefully enough". Believe me, it cost me a hell of a lot more than $200 for me to learn that lesson.

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