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Texas Man Sues Walmart For $100 Million Or Free Lifetime Shopping At Any Of Their Stores

Roderick Jackson filed a lawsuit because the store allegedly falsely accused him of shoplifting.

Roderick Jackson, a Texas resident, is suing Walmart for either $100 million in damages or unlimited free lifetime shopping at any of the company’s locations. According to two complaints filed on Monday, Jan 8, the Waskom man completed the filings without any attorney and claimed that Walmart falsely accused him of shoplifting. 

In the handwritten claims sent to the United States District Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Jackson explained that the incidents occurred at an Omaha, Nebraska, location in March of 2021. Although the complaints don’t offer much detail about the incident itself, according to NBC News, he alleged to the courts that he faced “civil rights violations based on race/color” while at the Omaha Walmart.

Jackson has requested that Walmart pay all of his court-related fees and pay him out for the emotional stress caused by the incident as well as for pain-related issues from being handcuffed by an unnamed police department. Jackson continued requesting Walmart to meet his payment amount or offer him a lifetime of unlimited shopping in their stores.

Soon after, a spokesperson for Walmart reached out to NBC News and provided a statement. It clearly stated that the company does “not tolerate discrimination of any kind.”

In the statement, Walmart said, “We are aware of Mr. Jackson’s complaint and intend to defend the company against the allegations once we have been served.”

“Mr. Jackson’s allegations are almost identical to a lawsuit he filed against our company in 2021 that was dismissed. We intend to defend the company against the allegations once we have been properly served and will quickly ask the court to dismiss any claims that are without merit.”

The company said Jackson previously sued Walmart for a nearly identical incident in the past, but the case was tossed out after Jackson reportedly failed to serve the retail chain.