4

Torts of Physical Nature

A. ASSAULT AND BATTERY

04 C 7930

United States District Court, N.D. Illinois, Eastern

Division

MUHAMMAD ASAD ALI, M.D., PLAINTIFF v.

WAL-MART STORES, INC., DEFENDANT.

Sept. 21, 2005

Background

This case comes before the court pursuant to plaintiff Muhammad Asad Ali, M.D. suit against defendant Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in a three count complaint alleging state law claims of false arrest and battery by reason of race. Wal-Mart has moved for summary judgment on the last claim only.

Holding

For the following reasons, the court grants the Motion for Summary Judgment.

Ali and his mother, Kahkushan Arshad, are originally from Pakistan. On November 19, 2003, they were shopping together at a Sam’s Club in Evanston and ...

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