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Slattery v. Wells Fargo Armored Service Corp.

District Court of Appeal of Florida,Third District
366 So.2d 157 (1979)


Facts

Wells Fargo Armored Service Corporation (Wells Fargo) (defendant) offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot a Wells Fargo agent during a robbery. Slattery (plaintiff), a licensed polygraph operator, questioned the perpetrator during a polygraph examination on an unrelated matter. The questioning resulted in a confession and led to the shooter’s conviction. Slattery believed he was entitled to the reward because his expertise in interrogation and the operation of the polygraph made it possible to link the perpetrator to the crime. The trial court rejected Slattery’s argument and entered summary final judgment in favor of Wells Fargo. Slattery appealed.

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