11/13/2013 – Represented actor Rob Brown in racial profiling lawsuit against Macy’s Department Stores


Mr. Wigdor represented actor Rob Brown in a lawsuit alleging that Mr. Brown was unlawfully profiled and detained inside Macy’s Herald Square flagship store. According to the lawsuit, Mr. Brown was buying a high-end watch as a present for his mother’s college graduation when he was accused of using a fraudulent credit card to make the purchase. Mr. Brown further alleged that he was handcuffed by NYPD detectives and paraded past other shoppers in the Macy’s store and falsely imprisoned in a holding cell, forcing him to miss part of his mother’s graduation ceremony. In a second lawsuit against the NYPD, Mr. Brown made similar allegations in a federal class action lawsuit over the alleged police targeting of minority shoppers.