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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wal-Mart Fights Stampeding Judgment


Wal-Mart Stores has spent a year and more than a million dollars in legal fees battling a $7,000 fine that federal safety officials assessed after shoppers trampled a Wal-Mart employee to death at a store on Long Island on the day after Thanksgiving in 2008. The mystery, federal officials say, is why Wal-Mart is fighting so hard against such a modest fine.” (New York Times, Tuesday)

Could there be a principle at stake?

FEE Timely Classic:
Who Hates Wal-Mart and Why” by Russell Roberts