Walmart suing the fire departments over the plainfield Indiana whse fire

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  1. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

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  3. Coover

    Coover Road Train Member

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    Hard to believe a multi billion dollar corporation wasn't up to date with their insurance policy or premiums
     
  4. ZVar

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    Probably like a lot of trucking companies and are self insured. Which is why they are suing and not the insurance comapny.

    Of course it looks like the fire department did possibly make it worse by shutting of sections of the fire suppression system. At least that's Walmarts claim. It could have been as simple as turned off for safety reasons (people couldn't get out) or they needed the water pressure elsewhere. Whatever the reason they are going to have to justify it to a court.
     
  5. D.Tibbitt

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    i hope they lose and pay the fire dept a #### ton of money.... maybe you shouldnt ####ing call them when ur ####s on fire and there wont be no problems.
     
  6. Coover

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    The term "Self Insured" is the biggest croc of ####. Means we believe that were above the law and too cheap to pay for insurance and if a catastrophe happens we will pass the buck and blame someone else and deny liability.
    At a previous employer 2 separate incidents happened 1 involved that companies truck burning to the ground and also burning and causing a total loss to an employee private vehicle.
    2nd instance was me coming in at end of work week to see my pickup side swiped and creased by the truck/trailer parked beside me.
    After notifying safety immediately I was told "Well thats why you have insurance" asked to see parking lot surveillance cams company had and was told conveniently they weren't working at time.
    Needless to say left a sour taste and I fired myself shortly after
     
  7. drvrtech77

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    Typical Walmart mgt…they blame everyone else but themselves for anything that happens..
     
  8. gentleroger

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    Getting a judgment of shared liability could let walmart off the hook for paying for a lot of the products destroyed.

    Or it will protect walmart from being sued for their own role.

    Heck, just filling the lawsuit probably means they get more time to pay.

    Lots of reasons to go through the motions.
     
  9. PaulMinternational

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    My incident at a former workplace was a little different. They said they would pay, then saw the estimate and tried to wiggle out. I waited until there was almost no time to file suit because management changes so regularly. This way none of the new ones had a clue. It was a shock to them and without knowing the specifics they had only one choice. Write the check or go to court unprepared and face a very prepared plaintif.
     
  10. PaulMinternational

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    Face it, its wally world, cheep and don't want to pay now, or latter no matter if its thier fault or not!
     
  11. Anonymousproxy

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    Because nothing says “we’re an all American company” like forcing suppliers to shift manufacturing jobs over to China.
     
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