This Article is a critical analysis of “big-box” store policies that force consumers to hand over their receipts before they are permitted to leave. I argue that, at least in the tort context, the economic power of retail stores has grown beyond the limiting power of the law. To support this theory, I consider a practice I show to be unlawful under settled tort law—store demands for customer receipts. Considering this illegal practice against other unchecked illegalities performed by the superstores, I theorize that economic power is replacing the law as the personal liberty safeguard.
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