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Review Past Event - Shoplifting Liability Webinar

January 19, 2017

Plunkett Cooney Shoplifitng Webinar

Archived Event

Stop & Risk

Addressing the Realities Inherent in Loss Prevention Liability

Originally Held: Thursday, January 19, 2017
Time: Noon to 1 p.m. (EST)
Cost: Complimentary

Presented by: H. William Reising, Macy Abdallah
and Margaret Czuchaj

Topic Overview:

When it comes to loss prevention liability, there are some sobering realities that shopkeepers and insurance providers must face. 

Despite best efforts to implement security, investigation and reporting best practices, claims may still arise as a result of customer interactions with loss prevention personnel. An easy target for thieves, the retail industry also represents the kind of deep pockets that attract litigation.

This webinar challenged your assumptions about loss prevention liability. It also examined the various types of claims that arise in the retail setting and discuss the shopkeeper’s potential liability and defenses.

Specific topics included:

  • Most common claims resulting from interactions between asset protection personnel and customers/guests
  • Elements a claimant must prove and hurdles he/she must overcome to successfully bring such claims
  • Applicable statutory privileges under Michigan law
  • Potential liability for non-employees (i.e., law enforcement)
  • Best practices for avoiding and defending such claims


Intended audience for This Webinar:

This webinar was designed to benefit retail business owners, corporate risk managers, security directors and insurance claims professionals.

Featured Speakers:

Bill Reising Plunkett Cooney Flint Attorney  

H. William Reising is the managing partner of the firm’s Flint, Michigan, office and a member of Plunkett Cooney’s Litigation Practice Group. With nearly 45 years of experience, he concentrates his practice on litigation defense in the areas of municipal liability, general negligence, product liability and professional negligence. Mr. Reising is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the International Association of Defense Counsel, the DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar and the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel.

Macy Abdallah, Plunkett Cooney, attorney, Bloomfield Hills  

A member of the firm's Tort & Litigation Practice Group, Macy R. Abdallah focuses her practice in the areas of premises liability, food service and hospitality law, municipal law and tax law. Ms. Abdallah represents national retailers and restaurants in disputes involving premises liability claims, security guard litigation, dramshop/liquor liability issues, general negligence claims, mold litigation, third-party auto negligence claims and trucking litigation.

Margaret Czuchaj, Plunkett Cooney, attorney, Bloomfield Hills  

Margaret A. Czuchaj is a member of the firm's Torts & Litigation Practice Group who focuses her practice in the areas of premises and retail liability, motor vehicle negligence and no-fault liability claims. Ms. Czuchaj represents clients directly and through their insurance providers when coverage is afforded for litigation arising in Michigan's state and federal courts.


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