No. 83-1767.

748 F.2d 916 (1984)

Fred COLLINS, Appellee, v. STRAIGHT, INC., A Florida Corp., licensed to do business in the state of Virginia, Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Decided November 23, 1984.

Rehearing and Rehearing Denied February 4, 1985.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Ronald L. Goldfarb, Washington, D.C. (Goldfarb, Singer & Austern, Washington, D.C.; John J. Brandt, Slenker, Brandt, Jennings & Johnston, Arlington, Va., on brief), for appellant.

Philip J. Hirschkop, Alexandria, Va. (David J. Fudala, Hirschkop & Grad, P.C., Alexandria, Va., on brief), for appellee.

Before WINTER, Chief Judge, CHAPMAN, Circuit Judge and MILLER, District Judge.

Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc Denied February 4, 1985.

CHAPMAN, Circuit Judge:

In this diversity of citizenship case, Straight, Inc. appeals a jury verdict of $40,000 in compensatory and $180,000 in punitive damages awarded to plaintiff Fred Collins on a false imprisonment cause of action. Finding that the evidence was sufficient for the jury to conclude that the plaintiff had been falsely imprisoned, that the jury was properly instructed concerning the...

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