“Walmart sued after teen steals machete and kills her Uber driver”

Because anti-shoplifting measures should be perfect, and because these days what isn’t reasonably foreseeable? “It is unclear whether Walmart employees and their security staff were aware that the girl had the weapons when she left the store.” [David Kravets, Ars Technica]


  • To an historian, the expression “reasonably foreseeable” is in the same class as “round square.”

  • According to the suit, “As Eliza Wasni was exiting the store with the machete and knife she had not purchased, she was not stopped, questioned in any way, or asked to show a receipt by an employee and/or agent of Walmart.”

    A little less the adversarial system would permit the judge to ask such probing questions of the plaintiff, such as: had the murderer paid cash for the same machete, what legal theory of liability would the plaintiff attach to Walmart.

  • so they want the headline to change to walmart employee killed by shoplifter?