No. 91-3382.

971 F.2d 158 (1992)

Alma HAMMOND, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. WAL-MART STORES, INC., Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Decided August 3, 1992.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

James E. Whaley and T. Michael Ward, St. Louis, Mo., for defendant-appellant.

Charles F. James and Jack J. Adams, Wentzville, Mo., for plaintiff-appellee.

Before RICHARD S. ARNOLD, Chief Judge, ROSS, Senior Circuit Judge, and LOKEN, Circuit Judge.


In this diversity suit, the jury returned a verdict of $76,000 in favor of seventy-nine year-old Alma Hammond for injuries she sustained when she slipped and fell in the aisle of a Wal-Mart store in Troy, Missouri. Defendant Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., appeals the district court's1 denial of its motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict. We affirm.

On the day in question, the store's assistant manager and a stockboy...

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