Here is a story that was reported in the Reno newspaper that may be of some interest.
The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld a judgment in a false arrest case involving a Greenville casino.
A Washington County jury in 1999 awarded the $1 million to Charles Jackson after he sued a casino for false arrest and malicious prosecution. A judge reduced the award to $500,000 and disallowed punitive damages.
The justices upheld the $500,000 award Thursday. The high court also agreed that punitive damages were not warranted.
Alpha Gulf Coast, formerly Bayou Caddy's Jubilee Casino, appealed the case to the Supreme Court.
Jackson sued the casino after he was arrested for disorderly conduct. He was found innocent in a Greenville City Court but filed a multimillion dollar civil suit in circuit court in September 1997.
According to court documents, the casino had Jackson arrested Nov. 30, 1996, after a heated round of blackjack. The casino claimed Jackson was using profanity and disturbing its other guests, and under state law it could use reasonable force to remove a trespasser or an intruder, even if they were an"invited guest."
Jackson, according to court documents, said he was not causing a scene and wanted to talk to the casino's management when he was arrested.