Judge: Wal-Mart not at fault for racial comments
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey man is trying to get a lawsuit against Wal-Mart reinstated for damages he says he suffered after a teenager hijacked a store intercom and announced that "all black people must leave the store."
A federal judge in October dismissed Donnell Battie's $1 million claim against Wal-Mart, saying the company should not be responsible for "isolated, random events."
The announcement was made at Wal-Mart's Washington Township store in 2010.
Battie's lawyer, John Klamo, tells the Courier-Post (http://on.cpsj.com/1gFRXmb) his client was emotionally distressed and the announcement resulted in "substantial sickness."
A Wal-Mart spokesman says the company has upgraded its intercoms to prevent future takeovers.
The teen who made the announcement was charged with bias intimidation.
Information from: Courier-Post (Cherry Hill, N.J.), http://www.courierpostonline.com/