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World's Worst: BillO/James Dobson/Wal-Mart

[media id=4731] [media id=4732] (h/t Heather) All worthy choices for the GOLD as Keith explains, but Wal-Mart's behavior to Debora Shank is unconsc

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All worthy choices for the GOLD as Keith explains, but Wal-Mart's behavior to Debora Shank is unconscionable.

Deborah Shank's story would have been sad enough, considering the devastating injuries she suffered in a traffic accident seven years ago. Nevertheless, Wal-Mart found a way to add a brutal coda.

Wal-Mart started out as one of the good guys in this story, paying almost $470,000 of her initial medical bills. But three years after Shank's husband sued and settled with the semi driver's employer, the retail giant changed hats. It demanded every penny back, plus interest and legal fees -- more, in fact, than the $417,477 the settlement had placed in a special-needs Medicaid trust fund for Shank's future healthcare expenses.

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