Walmart Settles Trampling Suit
Following the day-after-Thanksgiving trampling death of an employee that made headlines around the world, Walmart last week reached a settlement under which it will avoid criminal charges in the man's death.
Under the terms of the deal, struck with Nassau County (N.Y.) prosecutors, the chain has agreed to pay $400,000 to stampede victims, as well as donate $1.5 million to community programs. The chain also agreed to improve safety measures at 92 of its stores in New York state.
Jdimytai Damour, a 34-year-old temporary worker, was reportedly trampled to death after shopping broke down a door at the Long Island store. Eleven others at the scene were injured.