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Johnson v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 08-4226

By FindLaw Staff on December 01, 2009 3:07 PM

In plaintiff's negligence suit against Wal-Mart for selling bullets to his wife without asking her for the identification card required by Illinois law (she later committed suicide), dismissal of the complaint is affirmed as Illinois law continues to deem suicide an independent intervening event that breaks the chain of causation, even after an illicit gun sale. 

Read Johnson v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 08-4226

Appellate Information

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois

Decided December 1, 2009


Before:  Cudahy, Flaum and Evans,  Circuit Judges

Opinion by Flaum, Judge

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