If Kohls begins a small claims action, worry about it then. I don't believe that you will be liable.
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Store's often times threaten this but never act on it as it would cost them too much money to actually pursue some type of damages or civil lawsuit, especially when you have a defense that all of the merchandise was returned to them. As prior counsel said I would not worry about it at this point. You should worry more about the disposition of your daughter's case so that it is not on her record. Feel free to contact me at email@example.com or call me at 203-377-4111 to discuss the case further if your daughter needs representation in Court. Regards, Thomas McCabe