I agree about his rights and suing for a false police report. But $2.2 million, really?
Future job prospects? No effect, he was not found guilty of anything and chargesnwere dropped.
If anything I would think that it WOULD be theft, because he has a signed written legal contract for Car A, but he has taken Car B which he has not and refuses to sign for. Either sign for Car B or return it to get Car A back or Car B is stolen.
Personally I think 2.2 Million is a little high, but who knows maybe he lost his job because he didn't show up, or something along those lines.
Also on Future Job Prospects, it can have an affect, just because the charges were dropped doesn't mean it won't show up when you search court records. for insistence In Alaska if you are arrested and charged with something it will be on your record until they make a law that allows them to expunge that arrest record. Now not all employers look at those records(Public Access Court View), and it wont show up on a back ground check as he wasn't convicted of anything. But if its a choice in between this guy, and someone with a similar resume, it could be a deciding facter
No the legal system allows fair compensation, which IMHO, should be around 2k. And then it allows fines for the company breaking the law and misusing police resources. The fines are supposed to hurt. Even then, I'd say 50k wold probably hurt this company quite a bit.
If it was me I would say 150K - 500K Depending on all the circumstances would be reasonably (150k Min so they wipe out one of the months profits for ONE dealer ship)