Once you read this story, you will no doubt be appalled at Wal-Mart’s actions, and rightly so. However, take a moment and calculate how much the family won in the lawsuit and how much they actually collected after legal fees were paid. Yep, I love me some tort law.
The irony here is that Wal-Mart bills itself as a family-friendly organization. What’s more, they fund a scholarship program at my Alma mater, Harding University, that provides qualifying students from Latin America with a full-ride. I guess they are family-friendly for any family that doesn’t work for them. Typical.