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He Fell While Buying Watermelon at Walmart, Is Now $7.5M Richer

He Fell While Buying Watermelon at Walmart, Is Now $7.5M Richer

Walker, 59 at the time of the incident, was awarded $2.5 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages by the seven-black, five-white member jury. Walmart is expected to appeal the decision, Gower said.

In June 2015, after picking out a watermelon from a display, Walker's foot became caught in a wooden pallet beneath the watermelons.

The incident involved Walker's foot becoming trapped in a pallet underneath watermelons at a Walmart in Phenix City, causing him to fall and injure his hip.

A jury has awarded $7.5m (£5.7m) to a customer who was injured while picking up a watermelon at a Walmart in the U.S. state of Alabama. He turned, unaware that the pallet was there, and fell and shattered his hip, court documents state. Walker sued Walmart for negligence and wantonness, arguing that the store had not kept its premises reasonably safe. Attorneys presented the case Tuesday and Wednesday in Russell County Circuit Court.

WalMart, however, maintains the display isn't unsafe and the injury was the fault of the customer.

Hariri says he will return to Lebanon soon, leaves doubt about resignation
Hezbollah's leader, Hassan Nasrallah, has made a public address accusing Saudi Arabia of detaining Mr Hariri against his will. Hariri had not been heard from since but met with foreign diplomats, and appeared with Saudi royalty and in Abu Dhabi.

A jury returned a verdict Wednesday after deliberating about two hours, the Ledger-Enquirer reports.

"I think this jury appreciated what Mr".

"Walker went through and they compensated him accordingly", said David Rayfield of Waldrep Mullin & Callahan LLC, one of the legal representatives for the injured party.

One of his attorneys said: "Among other things, the Army veteran who used to play basketball three days a week now needs to use a walker".


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