Chalk this up as a win for Deborah Shank and decency... props to the blogoshere and Keith Olbermann, who hammered Wal-Mart all last week as his "Worst Person" for their shameful treatment of a former employee. We've been exposing this horrendous story for a while now.
CNN: (h/t Andy K & Dr. Hussein Matt)
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) is dropping a controversial effort to collect more than $400,000in health-care reimbursement from a former employee who suffered brain damage in a traffic accident.
The world's largest retailer said in a letter to the family of
Deborah Shankit will not seek to collect money the Shanks won in an injury lawsuit against a trucking company for the accident.
Whatever explains Wal-Mart's change of heart, this is great news for Mrs. Shank.