An Update To A Story We Told You About A Few Months Back Where A East Texas Man Was Attempting To Take A Big Company To Court.

We got wind of a case involving a man from nearby Waskom, TX who is trying to sue Walmart for a ton of money but he's willing to accept a rather strange (or smart depending on your point of view) settlement to make things right.

Complaints were sent to the United States District Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Arkansas in Fayetteville.


According to a report from KETK, Roderick Jackson, of Waskom, Texas, filed two handwritten complaints saying he was suing Walmart for an incident that took place at a store in Omaha, Nebraska, in March 2021.

We don't know exactly what happened but one complaint was over a “false pretense of shoplifting” and the other claims he “suffered civil rights violations based on race/color.”

Jackson was seeking $100 million in damages....or something else.

Google Maps/Getty Images
Google Maps/Getty Images

In addition to money, Jackson was asking for Walmart to pay all court fees associated with the lawsuit. But the kicker is what Jackson is asking for as a "settlement" in case Walmart doesn't want to pay the money: free unlimited shopping at any of its stores for life.

Jackson's Case Made It To A Judge In Arkansas....And The Judge Tossed It Out.

Judge gavel, scales of justice and law books in court

Both complaints were sent to the United States District Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Arkansas in Fayetteville in January. The court determined shortly after both complaints were filed that Jackson’s complaints were not properly completed and he needed to file new ones for the cases to continue.

Jackson then filed amended complaints in February, citing slander or libel, malicious prosecution, false imprisonment or detainment, defamation and false allegations of a crime as the reasons for the lawsuits. But in the amended lawsuits, he's seeking $100 Million in damages but is no longer seeking "free lifetime shopping:"

Walmart later requested that the cases be dismissed.

Wal-Mart Could Owe 100 Million In Back Wages To Its Truck Drivers
Getty Images

On April 16, Judge Timothy Brooks dismissed the charges citing failure to state a proper claim and lack of jurisdiction. But Mr. Jackson hasn't given up and has appealed the judge’s decision to throw out the two cases.

One-of-a-kind Triple Domed Home For Sale In Texas

This Bulverde, TX house comprised of three geodesic domes is made for the eccentric buyer.

Gallery Credit: Jerry O'Hern with Fore Premier Properties.

Take A Closer Look At The Texas Rangers Championship Rings

The championship rings were created in collaboration with Jason of Beverly Hills.

Fort Worth, TX Home Built Over A Century Ago For Sale For The First Time Ever.

The over 8,000 square foot mansion is a Texas Historical Landmark and its for sale for just over $5 Million.

Gallery Credit: Ida Duwe-Olsen - Compass Realty