Allen v. Walmart Stores, LLC

A sad case. Woman visits a Baytown, Tex. Walmart nine times in 27 hours, each time buying cans of dust remover. (On one visit, she had soiled herself; on another, she was naked from the waist down. (Employees gave her a towel and a dress.)) She buys at least 60 cans total. Early the following day, she dies in the Walmart parking lot. Death by inhaling dust remover. Fifth Circuit: But that doesn’t mean you can sue Walmart or its employees. Under Texas law, Walmart did not have to protect her from herself. Case dismissed. No second try in state court.

Tags: 2018, Fifth Circuit, Products Liability, Tort Law

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