NEW ORLEANS – A Mississippi couple alleges the husband suffered damages because of false charges filed by his former Slidell employer.
and Karen Brumfield filed a complaint on March 16 in the U.S. District
Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against
VGB Inc., doing business as Toyota of Slidell, and Russell Munster III
alleging false imprisonment, false arrest and other counts.
to the complaint, Herbert Brumfield was formerly employed by the
defendants. He alleges that on March 18, 2016, he was arrested, jailed
and required to post bond to secure his release as a result of the
defendants filing criminal charges against him alleging the theft of
keys. The suit states he was not prosecuted as a district attorney
determined he was not guilty as charged and declined to prosecute.
Plaintiff Karen Brumfield alleges she suffered loss of consortium, service and society of her husband.
plaintiffs hold VGB Inc. and Munster III responsible because the
defendants allegedly fabricated stories and falsely filed criminal theft
charges against Herbert Brumfield.
The plaintiffs request a
trial by jury and seek compensatory damages of no less than $600,000,
costs and expenses incurred in this litigation and such other relief as
the court may deem just and appropriate. They are represented by
Reginald J. Laurent in Slidell.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-02223