After one of its employees allegedly tripped a woman last year while moving a row of shopping carts, Walmart is now the target of a lawsuit.
According to reports the victim claims a Walmart employee in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, struck her while she was loading products into a cart.
According to the lawsuit, she allegedly experienced several bruises, internal wounds, sprains, headaches, and emotional distress as a result of the incident in July 2021.
"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 floor, by the force of several grocery carts being pushed into her from the opposite side, by a Walmart employee," said Robinson's attorney, Ralph Brickman.
Robinson is requesting more than $75,000 from Walmart in addition to money for incident-related medical and legal costs.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sued Walmart in another case a few weeks prior to this one. According to the FTC, the multinational retailer permitted criminals to defraud customers out of hundreds of millions of dollars by exploiting its money transfer services.
Walmart made or received $197 million in payments that were the subject of fraud complaints, in addition to $1.3 billion in other transactions that were regarded possibly fraudulent, despite being "well aware" that criminals were exploiting its transfer services.
"Walmart has continued processing fraud-induced money transfers at its stores — funding telemarketing and other scams — without adopting policies and practices that effectively detect and prevent these transfers," the FTC claimed.
Walmart reasoned the lawsuit was "factually flawed and legally baseless."
"Walmart will defend the company’s robust anti-fraud efforts that have helped protect countless consumers, all while Walmart has driven down prices and saved consumers an estimated $6 billion in money transfer fees," the company argued.