Mexicans Sue Walmart Over Deadly Texas Shooting

November 21, 2019

  • November 21, 2019 at 2:01 pm
    Joseph S Harrington, CPCU says:
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    This is another example where a third party–itself a victim–has to respond to bodily injury claims from a mass shooting.

    I’m not saying whether Walmart does or does not bear any liability; we’ll learn that as the case unfolds. But, since reports indicate the gun used in the attack was purchased legally, it is likely that Walmart and its liability insurers will bear the burden of compensating the victims.

    • November 22, 2019 at 12:21 pm
      Rosenblatt says:
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      I, too, would love to know what exactly they’re being sued for. The article indicates “The ministry’s statement did not detail on what grounds the plaintiffs seek to hold Walmart responsible for the attack.” but that’s the crux of this case!

      Did a Walmart employee see someone running towards the store 200 yards away brandishing a weapon, had time and means to lock the doors, and just sat there and watched instead? Okay, I can see how Walmart might be liable (although I certainly don’t think it falls on the minimum wage senior citizen employee to take those actions – that was just a hypothetical scenario, obviously)

      Was there no opportunity for anyone to react and the victims are just looking for the deepest pockets (and most likely a “quick” settlement out of court)? Then shame on them for blaming Walmart.

      If anyone can shed light on exactly “what grounds the plaintiffs seek to hold Walmart responsible”, that would be most appreciated.

    • November 24, 2019 at 2:54 pm
      retired risk manager says:
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      Walmart will be able to have this dismissed. In Texas, it is established case law that premises owners are NOT liable for the criminal acts of third parties. There are some very narrow exceptions that do not apply here. This situation has been addressed numerous times by the Texas Supreme Court. The attorney who filed this action can be held liable for Walmart’s legal fees. Filing a lawsuit that has no chance of winning.

  • November 21, 2019 at 2:07 pm
    Jack says:
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    Then shouldn’t Mexico be sued internationally for any illegals caught here in the states for murder of US citizens. I mean if Walmart is responsible for the actions of people walking in their doors, is Mexico not responsible for people walking out their doors?

    • November 22, 2019 at 4:33 pm
      Jon says:
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      Your logic applied to everything would end in far more lawsuits against the US. You know, for us doing things like causing the crack cocaine epidemic in LA to fund the contras in the 80s. Or giving assault weapons to what later became the Taliban. Or invading Iraq under false pretenses since there were never any nukes. Things like that.

  • November 21, 2019 at 2:24 pm
    Jack says:
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    “The carnage in El Paso, followed just 13 hours later by a mass shooting in Ohio, sparked a political outcry, with El Paso native and former Democratic Party presidential contender Beto O’Rourke demanding the mandatory confiscation of the assault-style rifles often used in mass shootings.”

    Show me one law enforcement agency willing to back up this “demand”. One!

    • November 21, 2019 at 3:51 pm
      Common Sense says:
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      Beto’s popularity was less than 1% so adios amigos.

      • November 22, 2019 at 1:53 pm
        Captain Planet says:
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        Hi Agent!

    • November 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm
      Jon says:
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      So in your little world, if the laws change the law enforcement officers not following the law are perfectly acceptable. You really don’t stand by this whole logic thing do you? It’s the responsibility of our law enforcement agencies to follow the law. If they’re not prepared to do that, they should find work elsewhere.

  • November 22, 2019 at 11:55 am
    KP says:
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    Nope



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