Jury Awards $17M In Suit Over Walmart Shopper's Injury

By Y. Peter Kang (March 5, 2019, 7:37 PM EST) -- A West Virginia jury has awarded approximately $17 million in a suit accusing Walmart of negligently causing a fleeing shoplifter to collide with a woman, resulting in the woman's serious and permanent injuries.

Following a five-day trial and less than two hours of deliberation, a Wood County Circuit Court on Monday found that Wal-Mart Stores East LP was negligent in a suit accusing the retail giant of failing to maintain its premises in a reasonably safe condition when a fleeing shoplifter knocked over customer Diane Ankrom and caused a shopping cart to land on top of her, resulting in serious internal...

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