Walmart faces lawsuit after employee hit woman with shopping carts
Walmart is facing a lawsuit after one of its employees allegedly knocked over a woman while pushing a line of shopping carts last year.
The woman, Beverly Robinson, said an employee at a Walmart in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, hit her while she was transferring items to a cart, according to Business Insider.
She allegedly suffered multiple bruises, internal injuries, sprains, headaches and emotional distress as a result of the July 2021 incident, according to the lawsuit.
« Beverly Robinson put the items in the grocery cart and placed her hands on the handle of the cart, when suddenly and violently she was pushed to the ground, by the force of several grocery carts being pushed into her from the opposite side , by a Walmart employee,” Robinson’s attorney, Ralph Brickman, told BI.
Robinson is seeking more than $75,000 from Walmart in addition to payment for medical and legal costs associated with the incident.
The case comes weeks after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed another complaint against Walmart. The FTC alleges the retail giant enabled criminals to scam consumers out of hundreds of millions of dollars using its money transfer services.
Walmart was « well aware » that fraudsters were using its transfer services, but nevertheless sent or received $197 million in payments that were the subject of fraud complaints, in addition to $1.3 billion in other transactions deemed potentially fraudulent.
“Walmart continued to process fraud-induced money transfers in its stores — funding telemarketing and other scams — without adopting policies and practices that effectively detect and prevent these transfers,” the FTC explained.
Walmart argued the lawsuit was « factually flawed and legally without merit » in a statement.
« Walmart will champion the company’s strong anti-fraud efforts that have helped protect countless consumers, while lowering prices and saving consumers approximately $6 billion in money transfer fees. » , the company wrote.