$17M Award for Woman Injured at Walmart OK’d by W. Virginia High Court

November 30, 2020

The West Virginia Supreme Court has affirmed a jury verdict of nearly $17 million for a woman who was injured when Walmart staffers tried to detain a shoplifter.

The court rejected the retail giant’s appeal on Nov. 19.

A lawyer for Diane Ankrom, 53, said employees were trying to detain a shoplifter last year when he ran into Ankrom’s shopping cart, which was carrying her granddaughter. Ankrom fell to the ground with the cart falling on top of her.

Ankrom’s lawyers said she has had multiple surgeries and has been admitted to the hospital more than 20 times.

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  • December 1, 2020 at 9:59 am
    Rosenblatt says:
    *toppled it over with their GRANDchild inside of the cart....
  • December 1, 2020 at 9:58 am
    Rosenblatt says:
    Blame is NOT totally on the shoplifter. The employee(s) were the ones who ran into the person's shopping cart, toppled it over with their child inside of the cart, and caused ... read more
  • November 30, 2020 at 6:06 pm
    Wayne says:
    And this is why the courts are looked upon with disdain, Walmart not only has a right to prevent theft, they have an obligation to do so to their shareholders. Blame here is t... read more

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