LAS VEGAS ( Courtroom View Network) After fiery closing arguments in the Smith v. Walmart trial, a jury found Wackenhut, but not Wal-Mart (WMT - Get Report), liable for inadequate security in a store parking lot where a customer was murdered. The jury awarded over $1M in damages.Michael Born was murdered in a Wal-Mart parking lot while replacing his car's headlight. The plaintiffs claimed that Wal-Mart knew the store was located in a high-crime area, and that police were repeatedly called to the site. However, neither Wal-Mart nor its hired security service, Wackenhut, took adequate measures to protect Wal-Mart customers.
Wal-Mart Cleared in Parking Lot Murder Case
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