Court of Appeals Imposes Responsibility on Mother of Child Visiting Retail Store

Vargas Ramos v Walmart Firm Member Andrés Colberg successfully handled a case for Walmart where a minor visiting a Walmart Store in Puerto Rico “tackled” another customer, causing the other customer physical damages.  The case against Walmart was dismissed at trial by way of directed verdict, and the trial court found the minor’s mother responsible for the damages, ordering the payment of $25,000 in damages.  The Court of Appeals issued its Opinion & Order in July 2014 affirming the trial court.