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Customer Avoiding Panhandler Can’t Sue Store (access required)

A woman who alleges injuries from a fall while seeking to avoid a panhandler near a Wal-Mart store cannot sue the store for negligence, says a Richmond U.S. District Court. Wal-Mart had no duty to protect plaintiff from the panhandler’s acts (or lack thereof). Virginia has consistently adhered to the rule that a business owner generally ...

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