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Old 03-29-2008, 08:23 AM
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Just another reason not to shop there.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/03/25/wal...tle/index.html
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:36 AM
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This is a prime example as to why WalMart is the corporate scum of the earth.
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:49 AM
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Sad situation.

However, everyone should be well informed of the restrictions of their insurance policies and determine if it is sufficient or if they need supplemental coverage.

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I buy nothing from em!!
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:26 AM
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Products from Walmart aren't allowed in my house, but that is only a personal thing, my own personal crusade. People don't care if it doesn't effect them directly and they will continue to shop where they thing they are getting a bargain.
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I doubt that anybody else's health plan is any different.
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I love Walmart.
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The problem is not WalMart. The problem is the smarmy greedy asshole lawyers:

Two years after the accident, Shank and her husband, Jim, were awarded about $1 million in a lawsuit against the trucking company involved in the crash. After legal fees were paid, $417,000 was placed in a trust to pay for Debbie Shank's long-term care.

About 60% of a $1-million settlement went to the lawyers. And then the lawyers bitch about how WalMart doesn't need the money?!?


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Eyeball - 3/29/2008 1:35 PM

The problem is not WalMart. The problem is the smarmy greedy asshole lawyers:

Two years after the accident, Shank and her husband, Jim, were awarded about $1 million in a lawsuit against the trucking company involved in the crash. After legal fees were paid, $417,000 was placed in a trust to pay for Debbie Shank's long-term care.

About 60% of a $1-million settlement went to the lawyers. And then the lawyers bitch about how WalMart doesn't need the money?!?




agreed 100 %.would have been nice if "THAT" lawer would have done a pro bono case for them if he really was cocerned who needed what
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Old 03-29-2008, 10:57 AM
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The term in question is "subrogation." What usually happens is the insurance company would sue the party responsible for the accident which caused the injury. But this injured person sued the responsible party first. The $417,000 wasn't even enough to cover what the insurance company paid for her medical bills, $470,000. And where did this money go? Back into the insurance coverage for the entire employee pool.
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Old 03-29-2008, 11:07 AM
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100% legal processing of accident claim, 100% legal processing of settlement funds, 100% stupid public relations blunder by Walmart.
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Walmart says it has to recoupthe funds out of fairness to the other Walmart associatesbecause that how the health aggreement is written............ Ok I understand that.

Now Walmart, step up and make a charitable donation back to the family ofat least $470,000. Seemslike a pretty simple thing for them todo and Iam sure they could afford it.

And the lawyers that took$500k plus from the poor lady..............oh well Iguess they "deserved" it. [img]../images/emoticons/bash.gif[/img]
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Old 03-29-2008, 11:28 AM
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I don't see what all the fuss is about. Insurance companies do this every day. The money goes back into the employee health plan. Why should Walmart make a "charitable donation?"
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tg - 3/29/2008 2:28 PM

I don't see what all the fuss is about. Insurance companies do this every day. The money goes back into the employee health plan. Why should Walmart make a "charitable donation?"
It is because Walmart is the target of a negative publicity campaign by labor unions.
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tg - 3/29/2008 1:28 PM I don't see what all the fuss is about. Insurance companies do this every day. The money goes back into the employee health plan. Why should Walmart make a "charitable donation?"
For several reasons in my opinion.

1. Its the right thing to do.
2. The hugeamount of actualpositive FREEWalmart press from doing this will far outweight the $470,000 given back to the family
3. It would pi$$ you off......
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Old 03-29-2008, 12:38 PM
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Sad story for sure.

But a fact of life when dealing with insurance companies. Here in sunny CA, your insurance company can't sue the responsible party to re-coup their "losses", but they CAN and WILL get it from YOU if you receive a settlement from the responsible party.

And as far as WM "donating" the amount to the gal, well, as the old saying goes, if you do it for one, you'll have to do it for ALL.

Folks would come out of the woodwork looking for "donations" for their sob story. Lawsuits would be filed, and so on.

Hey, if I was a over-paid athlete or lotto winner, I'd write the gal a check myself. God knows they could use the good PR.

Life isn't always fair. This gals story is proof of that.

I don't blame WM. It's just the "system".

And sometimes (as in this case), the system SUCKS...
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ABoater - 3/29/2008 2:38 PM Sad story for sure. But a fact of life when dealing with insurance companies. Here in sunny CA, your insurance company can't sue the responsible party to re-coup their "losses", but they CAN and WILL get it from YOU if you receive a settlement from the responsible party. And as far as WM "donating" the amount to the gal, well, as the old saying goes, if you do it for one, you'll have to do it for ALL. Folks would come out of the woodwork looking for "donations" for their sob story. Lawsuits would be filed, and so on. Hey, if I was a over-paid athlete or lotto winner, I'd write the gal a check myself. God knows they could use the good PR. Life isn't always fair. This gals story is proof of that. I don't blame WM. It's just the "system". And sometimes (as in this case), the system SUCKS...
Isn't it ironic that WalMart and West Marine have the same abbreviation? (WM) [img]../images/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

Guess I did not look at the bigger picture and I agree with what you are saying. It just sucks that stuff like this has to happen to a family that has gotten a load of crap handed to them on more than one occasion. It sucks.

The job that I would hate to have is that Walmart lawyer that actually had to pursue the family for the money. Ah.......but then again maybe that stuff doesn't bother them.
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Old 03-29-2008, 01:06 PM
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Another TRULY sad part of this story is the part about her ONLY receiving an award for one million dollars.

What's up with that???

I've seen awards given out for millions to some gal for having her hoot's grabbed by the wrong person, or something being said within earshot of someone that they took "offense" too.

Or worse, the widow of a burglar/thief/druggie that dies during a crime, and then sues the property owner for "damages". And WINS!!!

Nope, it just ain't right.

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ABoater - 3/29/2008 3:06 PM I've seen awards given out for millions to some gal for having her hoot's grabbed by the wrong person,
Ya.......but I thought you finally settled on that one..[img]../images/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img][img]../images/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] jk

A million does seem kind of "light" in respect to what happen to her physically. I wonder what the hole truck story accident was. Her lawyers were well compensated percentage wise.
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Wait a second. Are you saying you can't grab the hoots of a gal?

I guess that means that grabbing her hoochi coochi is out of the question as well.
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