Re: Lamarr, Lucky to be alive
"If they've held him, locked him up, under protest... this whole time ....and there's nothing... can you imagine what he's going to get out of this in settlement?"
Many years ago some local villains were locked up for a weekend after being identified by an eye-witness to one of their thefts.
They asked for a trial by jury, so got let off to save on costs.
They managed to claim x quid per day for wrongful detention. It wasn't a huge sum but it was a real kick in the teeth for their victims who'd had thousands of pounds of goods nicked.