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Judge tosses rattler bite suit

An Asotin County judge said Walmart is not liable for a rattlesnake bite that occurred more than three years ago in the garden center of the retail giant's Clarkston store. In a written decision handed down this week, Judge Scott D. Gallina granted the retailer's motion for summary judgment. As a result, a personal injury lawsuit filed by Mica Craig will not go to trial. In the lawsuit, Craig said he was bitten by a rattlesnake May 11, 2012, in the garden supply section of Clarkston's Walmart. The Clarkston man said he killed the snake by stepping on it and a bystander took him to the hospital. His medical bills were reportedly in excess of $100,000/Kerri Sandaine, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

DFO: Sounds as though the judge has common sense. Thoughts?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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