Read this story and see if you can even consider doing business with Wal-Mart ever again. This is disgusting. Wal-Mart makes the worst excuse here that they can’t solve this little problem. A woman gets brain injury in a car accident. It costs $400,000 some odd dollars. Her insurance with Wal-Mart paid for it. She got awarded in a settlement in the car accident. Wal-Mart’s “fine print” says that they can recoup their costs if the victims won a settlement. Legally speaking they are correct. And all the courts agreed with Wal-Mart. But here’s the rub of the whole thing. Wal-Mart makes $90 billion some odd dollars of PROFIT annually. While legally speaking they are in the right to opt the money, there is no law or policy that would restrict Wal-Mart from simply making a “charitable donation” to this grieving family, is there? They can take the legally valid money from the settlement and give it to their insurance company and out of all those profits simply give this family a nice charitable donation to show that Wal-Mart has a heart.
But they don’t.
They are as heartless as the banking world.