Just finished reading this story, which involves a suit by Wal-Mart against a mentally disabled ex-employee to recoup money that is due under its health benefit plan. Wal-Mart is seeking to be reimbursed for health benefit payments as a result of a sizeable personal injury settlement between the employee and a trucking company.
I hope to have more time to comment on this later, but the issues presented in this story are quite typical of the moral dilemmas and policy issues that are constantly at play within the context of the civil law.
One thing I will say: while this story appears – on the surface – to be a blatantly arrogant move on Wal-Mart’s part, I guarantee you that there is a lot more going on than what you are told.
In the meantime, I am curious: what is your “take” on this story?