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• Yesterday, MNB reported that Walmart agreed to pay “an unspecified sum” to the victims and relatives of victims hurt in a “Black Friday” stampede of shoppers at a Long Island store. That stampede, the day after Thanksgiving that serves as the traditional first shopping day of the holiday season, killed one security guard when 2,000 shoppers broke through a door at the store as it was about to open. Walmart also has agreed to make ongoing security and safety improvements to its stores on Long Island as part of the negotiated agreement.

Now, Newsday reports that the “unspecified sum” is actually almost $2 million, and that fine will help the retailer avoid criminal charges in the case.

However, Walmart isn’t completely off the hook. The family of the man trampled by the crowd has announced that it plans to sue.

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