Trampled Wal-Mart Employee's Family Sues Company

American VoicesLocalhuman interestdeathholidayslawbusiness ISSUE 44•49 Dec 5, 2008

The family of 34-year-old Jdimytai Damour is suing Wal-Mart for creating the unsafe atmosphere in which he was trampled to death by a crowd of shoppers on Black Friday. What do you think?

  • “All Macy's employees get guns, so we didn't have a problem. At least not that kind of problem.”

    Pamela Miya –
    Macy's Cashier

  • “In a tragic situation like this, it is very tempting to point fingers. A more productive solution, however, is to figure out a way to make that Wal-Mart store larger, so it is not as easy to be trampled.”

    Stephan Miner –
    Dental Hygienist

  • “I thought you couldn't put a value on human life. Turns out it's $457, the cost of a 32-inch Vizio HDTV.”

    Jonathan Rivieccio –
    Systems Analyst