Texas man sues Walmart, seeking $100M or ‘unlimited free lifetime shopping’

In his lawsuit against Walmart, a Texas man is seeking $100 million in damages or “unlimited free lifetime shopping” at any location.

Roderick Jackson of Waskom, Texas, filed two handwritten charges in the Western District of Arkansas on Monday. The headquarters of Walmart are located in Bentonville, Arkansas.

The complaints are vague about why Jackson is suing. The allegations claim that in March 2021, an event occurred at a store in Omaha, Nebraska, involving “false pretense of shoplifting” and a violation of Jackson’s civil rights “based on race/color.”

Jackson is also requesting that Walmart cover all of his court costs. He filed the allegations without the assistance of an attorney and was unable to be reached at a phone number registered for him.

According to a Walmart spokeswoman, the company “does not tolerate any kind of discrimination.”

“Mr. Jackson’s allegations are nearly identical to a dismissed lawsuit he filed against our company in 2021.” “Once properly served, we intend to defend the company against the allegations and will promptly ask the court to dismiss any claims that are without merit,” the company said.

Jackson sued Walmart in 2021 for the same alleged incident. In that case, he claimed that he was racially profiled and wrongly accused of a crime, which led to his imprisonment.

According to the complaint, handcuffs caused Jackson severe hardship and pain. The police department was not named in the lawsuit.

He requested $100 million in damages and “a huge credit for future shopping” in his initial complaint, but later changed it to seek $175 million in damages.

According to court documents, the case was dismissed that year because he failed to properly serve Walmart.

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