A man who was wrongfully arrested for forgery while buying groceries after a clerk incorrectly concluded his $100 bill was counterfeit has won a $500,000 verdict against the Kroger Co. in Clayton County State Court.

After a three-day trial before Clayton County State Court Judge Morris Braswell, the jury deliberated for an hour and 25 minutes before reaching the verdict June 6, according to plaintiffs attorneys Michael Mills and S.K. “Rod” Dixon of Dixon Mills, who tried the case together. They said their client — Najah Briggs, who lost his job over the incident — found vindication in the verdict.

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