Wal-Mart Limits Subrogation Rights Against Workers

Law360, New York (December 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Public criticism against Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s attempt to recoup health care costs from a brain-damaged former employee has driven the retail giant to alter its 2009 employee benefits plan and remove or limit its subrogation rights, according to a nonprofit group.

After Wal-Mart dropped its case against the employee, Deborah Shank, in April, the company revised its health care plan so that it no longer has the right to subrogate against anyone who has suffered paraplegia or quadriplegia, severe burns, total and permanent physical or mental...
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