Stop Wal-Mart from suing Debbie Shank

WalMart is suing a brain-damaged woman, a former employee of WalMart so that they can get back MORE than the $470,000 they paid as part of her health-insurance deal. Though, it is legal for them to do this, it is entirely inhuman. In 2007, the retail giant reported net sales in the third quarter of $90 billion. The money they are suing for is nothing to them, and it is ruining an already suffering family.

Here is Debbie Shank’s story on CNN:

Here is the facebook group petitioning Walmart not to collect the money against Debbie Shank’s family.

Here is the official petition to Walmart.

Here is the website where you can make a donation to Debbie Shank’s family.



  1. What a mess!! I feel that the problem with corporate America is the lack of a heart and feelings for human beings. But haey, as long as they keep there bottom line in the black!!!

  2. I wanted to make sure you saw this too. You might have already heard about the secret Wal-Mart tapes (being shared by the production company that Wal-Mart screwed over). Wal-Mart Watch got ahold of a clip of Wal-Mart bigwigs having a drag show at an official company meeting — kind of puts into context that Wal-Mart is the subject of the biggest class-action discrimination suit in history. They’re currently being sued by 1.6 million current and former female Wal-Mart employees who charge the company with paying women less and offering them fewer opportunities for promotion. More background here:

    Here’s the clip:

    The interesting thing isn’t that Wal-Mart’s relations with this production company went sour, or even all the outrageous video that’s sure to come out of their archives — it’s that the people who Wal-Mart has screwed over finally have a tool to fight back. As we saw from the Debbie Shank story it takes an enormous amount of public pressure and outrage to get Wal-Mart to do the right thing. Hopefully this video — indisputable evidence of how Wal-Mart treated its employees — can help.

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