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Potential Liability of Walmart in Black Friday Stampede

A Walmart employee was killed on Friday morning after an unruly crowd rushed to the doors of the store and trampled him. Also, a 26 year old woman suffered a miscarriage after being overcome by the throngs of shoppers. The crowd had assembled outside the store at 5 A.M. anticipating the annual “Black Friday” sales. No lawsuit has been filed on behalf of either victim, but there will likely be wrongful death lawsuits filed against Walmart as well as individuals who trampled both of them. Walmart may be held liable for causing the rowdy mob to form and for failing to provide proper security and crowd control. To read the full story, click here.