Of course Walmart can be sued for “knowingly” putting its payment machines out of reach of disabled people in wheelchairs and on scooters. Why? Because it’s California and you can sue Big Business at will, at any time, for any whipped-up, frivolous reason, and win! According to an article in Chain Store Age, “The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco by the Berkeley-based Center for Independent Living and two disabled individuals. They are represented by the groups Disability Rights Advocates and Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund.” Fine, launch your silly lawsuit, but what bugs me is the use of the word “knowingly” in the complaint, as if the late Sam Walton’s first act upon creating Walmart was to tell his managers, “We must do all we can to make sure the disabled are not able to use our payment machines…” Do you know how ridiculous that sounds? Walmart is all about selling. Why would it “knowingly” want to keep anyone from purchasing products in its stores? Sheez.

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