7th Circ. Finds Wal-Mart Not Negligent In Suicide Case

Law360, New York (December 1, 2009, 7:14 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday affirmed a lower court's dismissal of a suit accusing Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of negligence for selling bullets to a woman — who subsequently used them to commit suicide — without requiring her to present an identification card required by Illinois law.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed a district court's dismissal of a complaint filed by Illinois resident Mark D. Johnson accusing the retailer of negligence leading to his wife's death, accepting Wal-Mart's arguments that suicide...
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