When you are Wal-Mart with thousands of stores around the world, it seems just a matter of time before another lawsuit comes your way. The most recent one is filed by Cheryl Raines, the wife of a recently deceased man. She claims that the trip and fall her husband sustained while in Wal-Mart led to his kidney failure and, fourteen days later, death. The crate that he tripped over was allegedly difficult to see. As a result, the suit claims that Wal-Mart and its manager were negligent in warning customers of the tripping hazard.
Cheryl is seeking an unspecified amount, more than the minimum limits and damages of more than $100,000. She is suing for lost companionship, and funeral and burial costs.