PORTLAND, Maine — A Portland resident has filed a personal injury lawsuit against Wal-Mart, alleging that an employee at the retail giant’s Scarborough store pushed a line of carts into his back while he was fastening his infant son into another cart.
Plaintiff Feroz Sayed alleged in the lawsuit that he was injured at the store on Jan. 1. His suit accuses the company of negligence leading to an injury he said required hospitalization and caused permanent damage.
The case, filed in state court in February, was moved from state court to federal court this week.
In a response, Wal-Mart argued the plaintiff filed two claims stemming from the same cause and either the allegation of negligence or a second claim if breach of duty of care should be tossed out. The company also argued Sayed did not provide sufficient evidence in the case to support his claims.
Christian Lewis, the attorney representing Sayed, said there is not yet a dollar amount for the damages sought from Wal-Mart.