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    Electric!! How Much Money Should the Family Of Man Trampled by Shoppers Get?

    The family of a worker trampled to death in a 'Black Friday' crush by bargain hunters at Wal-Mart filed a wrongful-death lawsuit, claiming store ads offering discounts 'created an atmosphere of competition' leading to 'crowd craze.'

    I would say 500,000 the guy had a family hey what the hell give them a million













    Family Of Man Trampled by Shoppers Sue Wal-Mart

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    Walmarts deals werent anything, in fact they down right sucked, it was the animals that were outside that killed the dude, some people belong in a cage not living among the people.

    that being said, maybe 5 million
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    The latest out of the police investigation.....

    There were 2000 people waiting to get inside, 2000

    Can you believe 2000 people wanting to get into a Wal Mart ?

    When the doors opened, the crowd crunched forward and spewed people through the doors like water forced out of a hose.
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    By the way, it was an employee that was killed. The suit was filed against Wal Mart and the property owner. Wal Mart will be protected by New York Workers comp law, unless the estate can prove gross negligence, which is difficult even in NY. However, the suit against the building owner is a different story. The plaintiff will have to prove negligence on the part of the building owner too. That will be real difficult in this situation. There is a possibility that Wal Mart held a triple net lease and an indemnification agreement with the building owner, that would make Wal Mart responsible for the maintance of the property. If so, Wal Mart would be obligated to assume defense and loss of the building owner.

    I've dealt with Wal Mart in the past. They don't settle claims. The plaintiff will have to prove a negligent defect of the building to get into liability. Wal Mart will pay $1M in defense cost before they settle a case worth $500,000. They make things so difficult for a plaintiff's attorney, the attorney's are hesitant to take cases on a contingency basis because it may be ten years before they see a dime for their fee.
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    Do we even know the details of the situation? Did the employee foolishly run in front of the crowd trying to restore order or was he innocently standing at his post when the crowd surged over him? Either way, though, I agree with Pimach that the blame lies with those who actually ran over him or pushed others into him. Whether it's two people or two thousand entering a store, each individual has a responsibility to act properly. They are indeed no better than animals. Maybe WalMart should have anticipated this type of behavior, but that doesn't excuse the people who trampled the guy.
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    It's a tragic story from any perspective...

    The dynamics of crowd behavior are so hard to figure, and can change at a moment's notice. The slightest trigger can cause a stampede or crush.

    It's a story that hits close to home for me. Twenty-nine years ago this week, eleven people died at Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum (now USBank Arena) when fans standing outside the arena for a concert by The Who surged forward when they thought the concert had already started. (The band was merely practicing.) The dead were suffocated in the crush. I was working at McDonald's here that night, on Christmas break from Ohio University. A customer came in to tell us what happened; we thought it was a sick joke -- stampedes/crushes only happen at soccer games in third-world countries. Then we turned on the radio and heard the news, and prayed that our friends "lucky" enough to have gone to the concert were OK. (They were.)

    Back to Wal-Mart: No bargain is worth the kind of customer behavior that has been reported. Then again, retailers need to rethink their Black Friday sales mentality. They front-load all the great deals for the early hours, hoping that you will make them your first (and, perhaps only) stop on your shopping adventure... but, more and more, this strategy seems to suck sales from other parts of the day, to the point where you can shoot a cannon through some stores that day at, say, 11 am, and not hit anyone because all the bargains have been snapped up and the shoppers are long long gone.

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    Next it will be face masks and riot batons. I've butted in to pull (a few years ago) my 4 yr old up who had went down in the crowd entering a tournament. We had stood outside waiting for the doors to open. He got knocked over by rude people. No courtesy involved here as some folks will in turn use there kids as a reason to cut ahead. Those are the ones that trampled my son. Walmart Sale or Wrestling tournament, I dont think we would have a clue how it would be like in a real soup line.

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    One of my customers in California (which mean all logic should be thrown) had an employee who was a roofer for his contracting company. His employee was sleeping with someone else's wife. The husband came by and shot him while he was at work( did not kill him) My Customer had a law suit filed both for workmans comp and another for unsafe work environment. He is still paying workmans comp 18 months later.

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    No way Walmart pays a penny -unless they believe it will help their image -No liabilty , plus they'll fight the case until everyone involved is dead .

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