NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A case accepted by the Tennessee Supreme Court will decide whether businesses can be held liable if they evict a customer who is then injured on their property.
The Tennessean reports the high court's action could have far-reaching implications if justices side with a woman who sued Wal-mart after being injured in a parking lot.
The newspaper reports 38-year-old Jolyn Cullum was hurt in February 2011 after being told to leave a store near Chattanooga allegedly for being drunk and belligerent. She was hit by a car backing out of a parking space and filed a negligence lawsuit against the store and the driver.
Wal-Mart says the store is not at fault.
The lawsuit has spurred debate over how much the store should have done to protect Cullum.
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