CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Supreme Court has affirmed a jury verdict of nearly $17 million for a woman who was injured when Walmart staffers tried to detain a shoplifter.
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A lawyer for Diane Ankrom, 53, said employees were trying to detain a shoplifter last year when he ran into Ankrom’s shopping cart, which was carrying her granddaughter. Ankrom fell to the ground with the cart falling on top of her.READ MORE: Department of Labor and Industry Holding Virtual Workshops For Unemployment Compensation System Transition
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