Settlement Reached In Ft. Scott Black Friday Walmart Suit

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)- A settlement has been reached between Walmart and a woman who alleges she was trampled at their store during a Black Friday sale.

Amanda DuVall filed suit against Walmart saying she was trampled and injured at a Fort Scott Walmart during a Black Friday sale in 2013. She claims that the company failed to take reasonable measures to protect her. DuVall was asking for $75,000 in damages for injuries and medical expenses.

The US District Court shows that a settlement was reached between the Bentonville, Ark. retail giant and DuVall on March 6.

Walmart spokesman Randy Hargrove says, "We stand behind our associates and how they managed the black Friday event. That said, we never could validate the plaintiff’s claims. Defending lawsuits can require time and money, and in the bests interests of everyone we decided to settle the case."