Couple wants millions over alleged assault, robbery at a Cook County Walmart

Carol Ostrow Mar. 3, 2015, 9:00am

A couple is suing a retail giant for millions over claims the store's failure to provide proper security allowed a woman to be assaulted and robbed.

Cheryl B. Lamkins and Mort A. Segall filed a lawsuit Feb. 23 in Cook County Circuit Court suit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and two unidentified individuals.

According to the complaint, Lamkins sustained injuries after the two unidentified individuals physically assaulted and robbed her of personal property on Nov. 24, 2014 at a Walmart in Cook County.

She accuses Walmart of failing to install functioning security cameras, provide security personnel, offer assistance to victims or warn shoppers of possible danger in the store. She also claims Walmart was aware of previous incidents and should have maintained a safer shopping environment.

Lamkins seeks actual damages of $2.5 million and exemplary damages of $10 million, plus attorney fees and costs.

Segall, Lamkins’ husband, seeks damages under his loss of consortium court, requesting actual damages of $500,000 and exemplary damages of $2 million, plus costs.

The plaintiffs are representing themselves.

Cook County Circuit Court case number: 2015L001847.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt and represents only one side of the story.

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