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Trampolines sold at Walmart recalled for fall hazard

A line of trampolines sold exclusively at discount retail giant Walmart has been recalled by the manufacturer due to a fall hazard. The recall involves the Sportspower BouncePro 14' Trampoline. The netting around the trampoline can break, allowing children to fall through the netting and be injured. The manufacturer has received 17 reports of the net breaking, resulting in 11 injuries including broken bones, back and neck injuries, and contusions. ... Read More

Truck driver receives $10 million for injuries received in Walmart parking lot

The Colorado Supreme Court has upheld an award of nearly $10 million to a commercial truck driver who sued Walmart after she slipped and fell in the parking lot of a northern Colorado branch while making a delivery in December 2007. Holly Averyt, 41, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, alleged in her lawsuit against the retail giant that a containment device designed to prevent the store’s deli grease from entering the sewer overflowed, creating a 185-foot slick in the parking lot and truck ramp area. Ms. Averyt’s lawsuit claimed Walmart allowed the oil slick to accumulate for seven days. Since her fall ... Read More

Wal-Mart refuses to pay OSHA fine for 2008 trampling death

Wal-Mart is giving federal regulators the runaround in fighting a $7,000 fine that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration levied against the retailer for circumstances that led to the trampling death of an employee in 2008. The incident for which OSHA cited Wal-Mart occurred at a store in Valley Stream, New York. Approximately 2,000 people gathered around the store’s entrance in the early morning hours on Black Friday, the post-Thanksgiving shopping day that is widely considered to be the busiest shopping day of the year. Wal-Mart took no measures to control the impatient crowd, which had been gathering for hours ... Read More

Sex discrimination class action against Wal-Mart may proceed

A federal appeals court dealt Wal-Mart a huge blow today when it ruled that the largest sex-discrimination lawsuit in U.S. history may proceed as a class action. The lawsuit, which was originally filed in 2001 by a group of six female Wal-Mart employees, could potentially affect more than 1.5 million women throughout the country, a 2001 estimate found. The plaintiffs allege that Wal-Mart, the world’s largest private employer, paid female employees less than their male coworkers, promoted females less frequently than men, and made them wait longer for promotions than men when they were given the opportunity to move up. ... Read More