Archive: September 27, 2005

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Florida Supreme Court Justices Find Legal Duty to Maintain or Preserve Property Necessary for Spoliation

Florida Supreme Court Justices Find Legal Duty to Maintain or Preserve Property Necessary for Spoliation

Martino, et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 908 So.2d 342 (Fla. 2005)

Ronna Martino (“Martino”) sued Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (“Wal-Mart”) alleging that she suffered injury in March 1997 when the shopping cart she was using collapsed. Plaintiff claims that the injury occurred when a cashier, who was ringing up goods for purchase, asked Martino to lift 40 pound bags of salt so that price codes could be scanned. Martino allegedly placed a bag on top of the cart, which collapsed causing injury to her arm. Read More

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