A federal judge dismissed a racketeering lawsuit accusing Walmart and six other retailers of extortion by forcing accused shoplifters to take costly “restorative justice” classes or else be reported to the police. In a decision late on Friday, US District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, found no proof Read More
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Editor’s Note: The following missive is a response from the National Association of Shoplifting Prevention (NASP) to the class action lawsuit filed against a number of major retailers on April 9, which asserts that the retailers participated in a racketeering scheme with Utah-based Corrective Education Company (CEC).
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As cyber criminals continue to evolve their tactics, it is imperative that businesses become more vigilant to combat cyber attacks.
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Caroline Kochman is executive director of the National Association of Shoplifting Prevention (NASP). She began her tenure with NASP in 1993 as director of court services where she played an integral role in the development and distribution of NASP’s court- ordered prevention programs. NASP now works with all stakeholders in Read More
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By Jack Trlica
In a lawsuit filed in 2015 against Corrective Education Company (CEC), Judge Harold Kahn of the Superior Court of California granted summary judgment against CEC’s restorative justice diversion program, calling it “unlawful because that program violates California’s extortion and false imprisonment laws.”
In his ruling filed August 14, Judge Kahn wrote, Read More